Happy Father’s Day to Two Great Fathers

June 18 2023

Happy Father’s Day to Frank. I’m grateful for having you in my life for the past 35 years. You’re just the absolute best! ❤️❤️❤️ We’ve spent the afternoon laughing with The Romano Duo! Laughter is so fun.

I found a 1960’s postcard that pictures the bowling alley that Frank’s dad owned at that same time, paired with a few of the pencils from the bowling alley that we already had. (Last pictures) The bowling alley is pictured on the upper right of the postcard.

Happy Father’s Day to my daddy. Every time I hear The Rolling Stones, it always makes me think of you.

Here I am visiting him with my big hair in 1992 in New Orleans. And a selfie he took today in Florida.

Without knowing it, he taught me there’s usually a way around, over, under or through rules!! Love you Daddy … thanks for always being there for me!


Found Treasures of Yesteryear – Romano’s Downtown Bowl

February 21 2023

I recently helped Lillian organize her closet and found the stash of pencils Frank gave to us. Frank’s dad, Frank, owned a bowling alley in Yuma, Arizona in the early 60’s.

The erasers held up as one would expect for a 60 something year old eraser! Hard as bricks! Otherwise they are great!

We will never run out of pencils. I suspect this stash (more than pictured) will outlast me! 🎳🎳🎳

I was inspired after sharing the pencils photo on social media. Look what I found! A 1960’s postcard with the bowling alley pictured! So cool! I love digging into things like this! It’s like a treasure hunt. 💝

Now I’m inspired to make this into a gift for my step-father. I’ve ordered the postcard from a seller on eBay. I’ll pair it with a couple of pencils and see if I can find a 60’s photo of his dad. I’m so excited! (Any Romanos who see this: Don’t tell Frank. It’s a surprise.)

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“Words of Alchemy”, published December 2019, is a free-verse poetry memoir covering the last 6 years of my life. The poetry of nature, the poetry of healing, the poetry of appreciation, the poetry of love, in one beautiful book.

Amazing news! My 21 year old daughter, Lillian Darnell’s debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories” was published January 2018. Learn more and order here

Wonderfully exciting news! My 17 year old son, Thomas Darnell‘s book, Biggest Little Photographer is published. Be inspired! Learn more and order here.