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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!

I’m sitting outside on my patio and enjoying my second cup of coffee. Without a sweatshirt. Not a cloud in the sky. Azaleas starting to bloom and hostas getting huge. Irises about to burst. Ahhhh. Is this long enough for … Continue reading

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Changing Lightbulbs

My nephew Thomas is finishing law school at Regent University here in Virginia Beach. He comes over every week or so for a home-cooked meal and conversation.  A kind and thoughtful young man, he likes to help people when he sees they have … Continue reading

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Snow Days

“You can sleep in today.  It’s a snow day.”  Those are the sweetest words a kid can hear.  We heard them at least once or twice a winter when we were growing up in Connecticut.  It had to be a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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