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Vintage Wine

Autumn officially arrives this weekend, and at this time of year I always think of my father.  One of his favorite songs was Frank Sinatra’s rendition of It Was a Very Good Year. When I was a young woman, Dad … Continue reading

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A Mess of Beans and Memories

A couple of days ago I brought home some green beans from the market. They were local, fresh, and were a great price, 99 cents a pound, so I bagged up a ton of them, nearly five pounds. I like … Continue reading

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Memories of My Father

My father was a many-faceted man. An aeronautical engineer by trade, he was an artist and a poet at heart. He was well-read in the classics, including many of the Russian writers and could quote Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. His favorite … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety

When my mother died many years ago, my father tried to do things exactly the same way Mother did.  When Mother made a green salad, iceberg was her lettuce of choice.  Her sandwiches were spread with Miracle Whip.  White bread … Continue reading

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Mirror Image

As I was pulling out of the driveway this morning on my way to the store, I saw my neighbors outside with their youngest child, a little boy who is three. They are my neighbors with the three children who … Continue reading

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It Takes Two to Tango…and to Remember

“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time.  I think I’ve forgotten this before.”             —Steve Wright I’ve been working on the annotated picture album I mentioned a couple of posts … Continue reading

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Pulling Out Memories

For years I’ve been saying I need to organize my photographs.  I have many albums with photos falling out of them and big boxes of pictures randomly thrown together, none of them labeled, no details or circumstances noted. The older I … Continue reading

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Back to Reality

I knew our vacation was over when my husband and I dragged ourselves out of bed at 5:45 a.m. and hit the pavement to resume our early morning walk routine. We have been on vacation with our three children, son-in-law, … Continue reading

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Blessings on the Wind

When I was in Florida last week, my sister-in-law and my niece and I gathered shells on the beach.  The ones we picked were little scallop shells that sea mollusks had piecered a little hole at the top. My niece … Continue reading

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Paradise is Hot as Hades

We just returned from a short visit to Florida for a family celebration.  We had a marvelous time seeing my husband’s brother and his three grown children with their families, all gathered in one place for our grandnephew’s Bar mitzvah. … Continue reading

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