Some of the People, Some of the Time

I have a feeling President Lincoln wasn’t actually talking about family vacations when he famously quoted the poet John Lydgate to say, ““You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” But he easily could have been.


Ah, the extended family vacay. An intergenerational lovefest. Misery loving company. Or both. As summer approaches, I’m posting a link to my reminiscences of my foolhardy, fantastic trip to Greece last summer, with a sybaritic grandpa, a white-wine swilling culture-vulture grandma, an adrenaline junkie husband, a four-year-old diva, a two-month old baby, and a broken breast pump. Click on this link to Pure Wander where the essay first appeared to join us…if you dare.


  1. Marietta Hirsch says:

    Just finished NORTH OF ITHAKA after rereading NickGage”s A PLACE FOR US. I am now addicted to Jaanie’s and your blogs.

    • Hi! Thanks for this note; I just came across it (I’ve been neglecting the website lately). I’m so glad you enjoyed North of Ithaka!

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