Make the decision and bring on the pickle jars

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Decisions come in all kinds of packages. Some are easy. If your laundry detergent makes you itch, you change it. If you don’t like anchovies on your pizza, you don’t order them again. Some are harder like job changes or … Continue reading

And back to flash cards again

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I was raised before the age of flash cards. At least I don’t remember teachers using them. Fast forward to now. I’ve written about this before but aging continues the saga. Our use of flash cards started with the cats. … Continue reading

Is knowing better or worse?

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Sometimes you know when you are experiencing something for the last time. When you move out of a house, you know you won’t be coming back. When you graduate you know that phase of life is done. Sometimes you don’t — when someone dies … 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

Random 5 for June 25 – Anniversaries, changes, fireworks, crazy people, hydrangeas

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Happy anniversary to the beloved husband! — I did it again! Yesterday was my 10th wedding anniversary and I forgot. The beloved husband didn’t. Instead of a serenade I was awakened at 2:15 a.m. by the damn smoke alarms but … Continue reading