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

Riding the family crazy train!

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Since the ability to observe bizarre human behavior isn’t available I’m drawing from my family. We have a little bit of crazy there. Say what? – My sister-in-law wrote her obituary recently. She’s been involved in a lot of organizations … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 22 – Taxes, hair, old, coffee, spring

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Happy dance! – I finished my taxes (several days before they extended the deadline). As always there were a few glitches in the software that I had to work through but it’s history for another year. #donedonedone #don’tcareifit’sextended We are … 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

Just a short note on families, personalities and rocking who you are

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My extended family is a collection of all sorts of personalities although we skew toward the introvert side. There have been some marriages that brought in an infusion of extrovert (or the dark side as we call it). I call … Continue reading

Jabbering notes dusted with thanks

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Today is Thanksgiving in the US. It’s a day of outrageous overindulgence prior to a full weekend of shopping (at least for most people). Football games screaming on the screen and biscuits burning in the oven. Here it will be … Continue reading

What I learned from teenagers

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Goodbye juice boxes and fruit bowls. Goodbye smurfs. Hello cell phones. This past weekend the granddaughters were visiting. They are almost fourteen (going on 30). Their feet are bigger than mine and we won’t talk about height. There was a … Continue reading

This year’s reunion story

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It’s not tragic, sad or over the top. I have a cooking disorder. It’s called “I can’t remember $h** when I’m cooking.” My mother had it too in her later life. I didn’t understand it until I got to that … Continue reading