Random 5 for July 22 – Happiness, Facebook, reunions, clothes, bugs

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Make someone’s day! – I didn’t actually intend to do that but it happened. There is a working woman at new gym. When I come in at 8 she is finished with her workout and getting ready for work. She … 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

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

Quirky family traditions

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I love blaming things on family. It takes the pressure off. We have a family tradition and I am the standard-bearer. I take this responsibility seriously. We screw something up at every food gathering. It can be large…like forgetting to … Continue reading

Sassy cats — It’s been a year Jake

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Some memories stay vivid longer than others. For my old cat Jake, the good (and funny) memories are brighter and the bad ones have faded. He was the topic of many blog stories and I’m posting one of my favorites. … 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

Reunions!

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Reunions! Some people love them and some people dread them. Maybe it’s an age thing. When I was a kid I couldn’t wait. There would be all those kids so you could play games that you can’t play with two … Continue reading