Normal times or is it?

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Our area is moving into “normal times” or as close as we can get. Our restrictions are expiring and our infection rate is low. Everything is different though. It won’t be like it was. Some places closed permanently (that’s my … Continue reading

A great gift

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Some families take pictures all the time. Even in the age of real film, they had albums devoted to specific occasions and closets full of super 8 films. They celebrated half birthdays and quarter birthdays. They celebrated tooth loss and … Continue reading

More moving stories – Three more things I learned

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Attics have secrets – In the back corner of the attic, we found a box of income tax returns going back to 1996. No, you don’t need to keep them back that far. They got pushed out of sight and … Continue reading

Odds and ends, Thanksgiving style

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It’s the day before a really weird holiday in a really weird time. We are also downsizing possessions in a way we’ve never done before. I don’t know why I’ve kept some things. Ok, they were pretty but useless. I’m … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 22 – Doom, change, flu, ancestors, winter

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Am I in Kansas? – This morning I woke up with a sense of doom. Sometimes that happens but it’s usually because I heard a cat hacking up a hairball. This is much more serious. It may be exacerbated by … Continue reading

The old rabbit hole…again

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Some people are doing puzzles. I’m doing ancestry research. I lot of what I do is figure out who is who, verify important dates and post high school yearbook pictures (yes it’s good for a laugh!). This has been a … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 16 – Dad, weather, reunions, retail therapy, aging out

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Happy birthday Dad! – Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. He would have been well over 100 years old. I always envied his summer birthday. Mine is in January when no one wants to celebrate! I drank a toast to him … Continue reading