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Thinking About Fathers

Bob needs xxxxx (keeping it secret:) so with Father’s Day on the horizon, I placed an order. And I wanted to do something special for Tom, his first Father’s Day. But yesterday my thoughts were about other fathers. I thought … Continue reading

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So Many Things I Didn’t Know

—I didn’t know that I would miss seeing smiles on strangers, now that so many are covered by masks. —I didn’t know I would feel annoyed and even threatened by those strangers who aren’t wearing a mask. —What day is … Continue reading

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April 5, 2020: Snow Tonight, Sunshine Next Week

That was the weather forecast when I looked a couple of days ago. Tonight the sun in shining as it goes down in the West. We did have snow today, but we also had baby grunts and smiles as Trump … Continue reading

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What Will We Remember?

What Will We Remember? Last week I called my cousin, who is in her mid-eighties—so hard to believe. I will always think of her as Jean, who sunbathed at the public pool in town and no doubt was made to … Continue reading

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Moments

A quotation from an English Lit class, read so long ago, comes back to me again and again:  Virginia Woolf’s language for those times that are often sudden and unexpected but that stay with us for a long time, in … Continue reading

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Eight Thousand Days, Plus Or Minus a Few

Mr. Kitty and I enjoy having workers in the house.  Last week it was the window washer, Bruce, who enjoys having Kitty follow him around from room to room, as if the cat, too, wants to become an expert at … Continue reading

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Note to Daughters (and Sons): Save a Dress

Several mornings each week of our winter and spring mornings, I walk out to our woodshed to carry firewood in for the day.  Since Mom’s passing, those cold, early morning treks have been my time to say a few words … Continue reading

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Live Well

My favorite jeans, a pair of skinny corduroys, have a narrow patch sewn inside by the zipper.  I see it/read it every time I pull them up or take them off:  “Live Well, Do Good.”  (Yes, they are eco-friendly pants:) … Continue reading

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Mom

This visit to Illinois was in June, my last Scrabble game with Mom and friends at Heritage Woods. December 22, 2018 This blog began in Irvington, Illinois, in April of 2013.  I don’t expect any one to reread it, but … Continue reading

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Men On Southwest

First, I have to say that I love Southwest airlines. I find the cheapest flights and a few times a year, free flights, so this is not a story about Southwest. It is a story about men. Every few months … Continue reading

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