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The Things We Keep

Saturday our little neighborhood is having a garage sale. Since neither George nor I are packrats, I haven’t found too many things to offer at the end of my driveway. An old crockpot, a roaster oven, a camping stool, melamine … Continue reading

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Sorry, I Think You Have the Wrong Number

Many years ago, about 1980, my husband was issued a mobile phone for his work as Director of Security and Chief of Police for a university in Texas.  It was a huge thing,  the size of a brick and about … Continue reading

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The Monthly Visitor My Husband Dreads

No, no, no, not that.  I’m waaaay past that.  I’m talking about my monthly subscription to Better Homes and Gardens. This time of year it is filled with ideas for make-overs and projects for the house and yard. I have … Continue reading

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Where Has the Time Gone?

Fifteen years ago today, I became a grandmother.  I could have phrased this differently:  My beautiful, talented granddaughter is fifteen years old today.  But this is my blog, so it’s all about me.  As I was saying, I became a … Continue reading

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Snap Decisions

I am not good at making decisions. One reason is because I want to make everybody happy. If someone asks me where I’d like to go to dinner, I usually say, “Oh, anything’s fine with me. You pick.” Same thing … 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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Kitchen Tables Are Special

The first furniture I bought when we got married was our kitchen table and chairs. The New England pine table was made by a craftsman in his workshop near Redding, Connecticut, and it had not one nail in it, only … Continue reading

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Controlling Your Fate

Last week, when my little four-year-old friend, N. came for her weekly visit, she forgot to bring the memory game we were going to play, so I improvised. I took an old cookie sheet and put ten items on it: … Continue reading

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Some Chapters Are Beginning to Close for Good

When I started to write this blog, I never gave much thought to what direction I was going to go with it. I certainly never wanted it to be thought of as an old person’s blog, or a blog about … Continue reading

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Removing the Glue from the Wallpaper of Life

I’m exhausted and sore all over.  Yesterday my husband and I spent more than seven straight hours removing wallpaper from the dining room.  It was the original wallpaper when the house was built, so I would have thought that after … Continue reading

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