Tea With Sarah: Let’s Talk About Names…

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

Today, you’ll have to “join” me at the lighthouse because it’s volunteer day. It would be a lovely location for tea, but you’ll have to bring your own food, drink, and tea cup since using the historic museum pieces would probably be frowned upon.

At this imaginary tea, we could have Wild Berry Tea and donuts, a nod to some of the foods mentioned or researched for the historic novel, Lighthouse Loyalty. Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: 4th Birthday, Summer Plans

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

Downstairs from my desk, it’s graduation day. So tea will be short and sweet today since I don’t want to be late for my youngest brother’s graduation party.

Summer is definitely here in Southern California. (It was 95 degrees when I ran errands yesterday.) I thought it might be fun to talk about some summer happenings and plans, and I’d love to hear about yours too.

If this was a real tea party, I think we’d be sneaking cupcakes from the graduation party and probably some lemonade!  Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Ancestors & Memorial Day Weekend

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend… So today’s post is all about looking back and looking for ancestors in history. I am definitely looking forward to a busy weekend, but will also be taking a little time on Monday (actual Memorial Day) to remember the fallen from all eras of America’s fight for freedom. I hope you’ll take time to remember too.

If this was a real tea party, I think ice-tea is on the menu as the weather starts to get a little warmer. And sweet kettle corn – just because it sounds good and summery!  Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: It’s All About The Medieval Era

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

I’m trying out a new recipe in the kitchen today. It’s a sponge cake with a whipped cream frosting and strawberries for Mother’s Day celebrations! I think it would be good with a cup of tea, too…

Since theme of the month is “Medieval Queens,” I thought it might be a good time to answer some questions about my interest in the Middle Ages and – hopefully – discover if you find this era interesting! Don’t forget to leave a comment and add to the conversation. Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: How Did You Get Interested In That Subject?

If we were really having tea today, it’d probably be something like grab a cup and tea bag from the hotel, let’s go, go, go! Definitely not the proper way to have tea…

I’ve been on the road for a research trip this last week or so, and it’s been a whirlwind and good experience. Today, I’m lecturing at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and I thought my interest in Civil War Medicine and the McGuires might start a conversation or two.

Tea while we drive, anyone? Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Homescreen Wallpaper, Conference, & Stop To Think

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

And I’m actually at a ladies’ tea this afternoon. I’d be surprised this these topics of conversation come up at our table in the church fellowship hall, but you never know. I know Gazette665 guests want to talk about history and that’s what we do at this “virtual tea table.”

So let’s get started… We’ll be talking about that historic image on my homescreen, the upcoming Civil War Conference, and some paragraphs that really made me stop to think. As always, please join the conversation in the comments and don’t forget to add questions for the next tea. Continue reading