Planning life exits

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We attended a funeral this week and it made me think about exits. When I was born, my mother didn’t tell anyone she was pregnant — not her best friend or any of her sisters. Not for any salacious reason. … Continue reading

Random 5 for November 26 – Predators, snickerdoodles, Mom, deer, germs

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Holy moly! – I heard a noise outside and looked out my kitchen window. A ginormous hawk was checking out the pond. Not sure if he was fishing or searching for rodents. This picture was taken through a rather dusty … Continue reading

Reflections on the young and the not so young

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Seems like I was young just last week. Or was it the week before? Could it have been that different? The granddaughters were here for their annual visit. They have grown exponentially. Both are almost as tall as I am. … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 29 – Food, guests, computer ads, hairballs, cats

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Are they gone? – Hazel stuck her head around the corner and asked that question. For the last few days the cats have been scurrying around to both check on and hide from the house guests. They can immediately tell … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 24 – Smells, reunions, pot luck, customer service, nostalgia

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Decomp – If you ever smell it, you never forget it. (If you saw any CSI show, you will remember they put a tissue over their nose. Seriously, that’s not enough to stop the stink!) Something stank outside the house. … Continue reading

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

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