The smell of childhood

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We are moving things around again. Rearranging stuff so I can put my sewing machines on the second floor and out of the basement. A chest didn’t fit the new configuration. It had to go. It was my mother’s chest. … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 9 – Bras, farmer markets, sales, nostalgia, smoke alarms

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The dangers of farmers’ markets – It’s summer for sure. All the fruits and vegetables are coming in. We go to the local corn shed (which carries a lot more than corn) at least twice a week, sometimes more. It’s best … Continue reading

July 4th memories

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I’ve written about my extended family’s 4th of July picnics before. They were epic (especially to a kid). Even though they ended in the 70s, I get nostalgic every year. Here is a slightly adjusted story from the past. July 4th … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 4 – appliances, traffic, Jake, nostalgia, hope

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The following paragraph is a submission from the (very frustrated) beloved husband: What does it take to change a light bulb? — We have a 9-year old GE refrigerator. The light bulb died last weekend.   It looked like an LED … Continue reading

The hills are alive…..

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Both sets of grandparents immigrated to the US. I thought from Germany but now I think it was from Austria. We’re not sure. There are no family records and anyone who knows for sure is long gone. We have fragments … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 14 – Mother’s Day, nipples, tomatoes, cholesterol, nature

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Happy Mother’s Day — When my Mom was alive it was always a low-key day. She would get the geraniums she loved and maybe a gift or two. We didn’t eat out because it was always so crowded. She hated … Continue reading

Random 5 for April 30 – Dreams, drivers, Mom, loss, ducks

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Dreams! – Not the “wish” type but the one that happens when you sleep. This has been a very active week in my head (only while I’m sleeping). Usually it’s a mix of people I knew decades ago set in … Continue reading