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

Observations on my 2016 family reunion

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There was a surprise! A relative that we haven’t seen in years (maybe even decades) attended. It was a wonderful surprise! There was a lot of catching up to do. We’re not a group that learns. There is always too … Continue reading

Observations on this and that

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My cat Mollie got caught in a mechanical recliner lift this week. Fortunately I was able to stop it immediately and reverse. She lost a large chunk of fur but was ok. Nothing broken. I, however, was not good. That … Continue reading

Passages – Dropping like flies

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We got bad news over the weekend. (Or was it?) A loved relative who has had mild dementia for several years has reached the point where his devoted wife can no longer care for him in their home. He will … Continue reading

R5 for February 15 — socks, technology, winter, deliveries, death

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  The black hole – I lost 3 socks, one half of three different pair, in the dryer last week. It was the dark load so I double checked all the jeans and pants to make sure they weren’t stuck … Continue reading

Family Tales – “The Betty”

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A while back I started a list of funny things I remember. Not surprisingly, my family did more funny things than I did. Things I did were tragic, really sad or in ‘the end of the world’ category. Not that … Continue reading

Random five for September 21

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A wild week indeed! Where are my vitamins! – It was an exhausting week – back from the beach, then an invasion of granddaughters. What I hate about aging is the lowered energy level. Doesn’t matter how you spin it, … Continue reading