Joan Smith

“Stars and Stripes Forever”

My 93-year-old Aunt Frieda, an immigrant, is preparing herself for the annual Fourth of July watermelon-eating contest as friends...

Remember their sacrifice

"Lest we forget" is the last line repeated in an Australian poem that is recited nationwide on ANZAC Day. Australia New Zealand Armed Corps...

Leveling the playground

When my son started kindergarten, I looked at the aging playground at his elementary school and knew that I must become involved in making...