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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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Precious Cargo

Last night I had insomnia, and as I lay awake, I thought about the upcoming visit of my daughter and her family. That led my stream-of-consciousness mind to reminisce about last summer’s spectacular vacation when we rented a big house … Continue reading

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This Is No Joke

You know those lightbulb jokes that ask how many people of a certain group are needed to change a lightbulb? The punchline always targets a certain group and is usually derogatory. Well I have a slightly different version for you: … Continue reading

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My Grandpa Could Sing Like George Beverly Shea

George Beverly Shea died Tuesday at the age of 104.  Many of you have never heard of him, I’m sure, but I grew up listening to him sing gospel hymns in his booming baritone when he accompanied Billy Graham on … Continue reading

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Exhaustion

I am exhausted.  Totally.  Maybe it was staying up to midnight and beyond every night when my usual bedtime is 9:30.  But when you get to spend a week with your daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters having an X-Men marathon, binging … Continue reading

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Tested by Fire

We did not get to see our brand new great-nephew this past weekend because he had to go back to the hospital to be put under the bilirubin lights for a case of newborn jaundice, a common occurrence, but nonetheless … Continue reading

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We’re Having a Baby Tomorrow!

It is darn tough to have a baby when you are in your sixties, but our pregnancy will be over tomorrow when our little guy finally makes his appearance. My brother and sister-in-law have been even more pregnant than we … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

She called him Daddy for as long as I knew her. My grandfather’s name was William, and people called him Bill, but to my grandmother, he was forever “Daddy.” Long after my mother and her brother grew up and had … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Coming East:
My brother and I (with ice cream cone) and our cousins When I grew up in Connecticut in the ’50’s and ’60’s, my father made a good salary, and when school was out for the…

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