Semantics on aging

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I came across someone recently who took offense to the word “old.” It’s not a bad word. It doesn’t mean decrepit (which is a sad word). It doesn’t mean you are incapacitated. It only means that you have lived a … Continue reading

The transition of jeans and genes or maybe it’s just aging

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Jeans! How they’ve changed over the years! I wear them a lot in the fall/winter. I wore them when I was a kid too only we called them dungarees. They were different. I remember getting a new pair when I … 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 September 3 – People, ambition, comfort, birds, seasons

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Just amazing – I have been mesmerized all week with the goings on in Houston. The awful storm, the heroic actions of people, the amazing rescues, the tragic losses. I have smiled and cried and prayed. Sappy holidays and tragedies … 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

Yearbooks, a shocking look back in time

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While cleaning up (and tossing out), I found my old yearbooks from high school. How can you not stop what you are doing and look through them? (Seriously, I look for any excuse to stop work on a real project!) … Continue reading