Random 5 for May 17, 2020 – Inspiration, shopping, traits, neighbors, graduates

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Inspiration — With all this time on my hands, the random thoughts should be expanded but that’s not how it works. It takes interactions to get the good topics. With this lock-down I’m spending all my time with the beloved … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 3 – Release valve, immigrants, Mom, threes, sunshine

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It finally blew – Long time readers may have detected a creeping melancholy in my recent posts. I had to pick up some things at the grocery store so I went very early (before it got too germy). I haven’t … Continue reading

My last quarantine and the cotton candy pink prom gown

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During the wonderful warm spring of my senior year, rubella (also known as German* measles) swept through my high school. This was before the measles vaccine. It is highly contagious and itchy. Some people get very sick. Really sick. I … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 16 – Grateful, accident, death, ads, mornings

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Thankfulness – It’s funny what small things are big things when it comes to thankfulness. Yes I’d be delighted to win the lottery but in the past year or so I’ve discovered two small things that make my everyday life … Continue reading

Just thinking about family

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I was recently at a family function. It was a celebration for an in-law. As I looked around I could tell (mostly) which side of the family people belonged to. The beloved husband was looking at the pictures posted at … Continue reading

Down the rabbit hole she goes

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Two years ago I got involved in researching my ancestors. It took over my life. I didn’t have a lot of information. Our family didn’t take many photos. I had nothing for my paternal grandmother and my material grandfather. For … Continue reading