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Home for Christmas

Listening to Bing Crosby’s rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” makes me think of the many Christmas trips we made just to be able to spend the holiday with parents or grandparents. When we first married, my husband and … Continue reading

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Yes, Some of Us Survived Without Hi-Tech Toys

Since hi-tech gadgets have become commonplace and affordable, children expect to see the newest ones under the Christmas tree. Parents can’t keep up with the pace of technology. Your child’s old iPod doesn’t have the capability of playing some of … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Memories

This comic that I saw in yesterday’s Virginian Pilot newspaper triggered memories of Christmas presents I’ve gotten as well as given. When I was a youngster, I don’t remember having long lists of items I wanted to show up under … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

We’re heading up the Eastern Shore yet again.  Didn’t we just do this a week and a half ago for my mother-in-law’s 85th birthday?  Now we are driving up to spend Christmas with our sons and daughter-in-law in Boston.  I … Continue reading

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The Homemade Bread Diet

“Honey, would you mind making a couple of your coffee cakes for me to take to the office as Christmas presents?” my husband asked me.  I have not made those coffee cakes in years, but they were a staple of … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer in a Desolate Land

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is particularly desolate in late fall and winter.  On our drive back to Virginia from Connecticut yesterday, the fields were devoid of vegetation, leaving a dry, dusty landscape with a heavy ceiling of grey clouds. … Continue reading

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A Star Is Born

George and I have a routine we follow every time we drive up to Connecticut or Boston.  We stop at the Dunkin’ Donuts near our house and fill our thermoses with coffee before we drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge … Continue reading

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