Season 2, Episode 1: Happy New Year with Frances & Eleanor

Welcome to Tea Toast and Trivia. Happy New Year! Thank you for listening in and celebrating January 1, 2020, the beginning of a new decade. Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to go back in time to another New Year’s Day.  January 1, 1936,  with Eleanor Roosevelt and her column “My Day.” Eleanor…

Episode 49: Stephanie on the Holidays

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. It is December 27th and within a few short days we will welcome 2020, a new year and a new decade.  Have you made your resolutions yet?  Every year, the top resolutions are always about taking care of ourselves.  Whether it is losing weight,…

Episode 48: Merry Christmas from Tea Toast & Trivia

  December 25, 2019. Christmas has arrived.  With the last-minute shopping completed, we ready our hearts for this special day anticipated since the beginning of December.  All the plans have been made, the gifts have been wrapped and the baking completed. Merry Merry Christmas! This is the time to feel the magic of the holiday…

Episode 47: Christmas 1843 – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. The tradition of gifts at Christmas has been with us for a very long time.  Tonight, I am going back a couple of centuries to discuss a gift that returns to us every Christmas…

Episode 46: Dave Astor on Literature

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Winter is a time for books, tea, great conversations and more books. Yes, books.  I have a stack ready for January 2020 along with a stash of tea:  English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast, each with a subtle nuance.  Chai, Green, Oolong, and White. I…

Episode 45: Frances on Milking the Cows

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to look back to farming in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The United Nations designated the year 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).  This…