Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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An Unusual Sight

How many times have you seen something unusual or amazing and wish you had a camera with you?  A little over a week ago, as we were driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel early in the morning, I was … Continue reading

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You Need to Care Before You’re There

I went to my general practioner this morning for my yearly check- up, and he and I discussed what would be happening with my healthcare in a couple of years when I turn sixty-five. He said I need to make … 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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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Some years ago, when my oldest granddaughter was about six, I had the pleasure of taking her on her first train ride.  It lasted a little over an hour, traveling from Fairfield, Connecticut, into Grand Central Station in Manhattan.  As … Continue reading

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