Category Archives: Family

These Crazy Days Before Christmas

I don’t know about you — but I can’t remember a Christmas that seemed as full of stress as the one coming in less than a week. This morning there were more ornaments on the floor around my tree. Despite … Continue reading

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Ill Suited for the Task

In second grade, I started taking piano lessons with my aunt, my Dad’s older sister. It wasn’t negotiable. My three brothers had done this as well. I was a mediocre student at best, my aunt had little interest in allowing … Continue reading

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A Purchase, A Waitress, A Pig, and An Accident

I have mentioned in the last two blog posts that my refrigerator with freezer, along with my washing machine, had died. I called and scheduled two appliance wizards to come and tend to these appliances. The washing machine was easily … Continue reading

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Feasting, Waiting, Anticipating

As I mentioned in my last blog post, my daughter and son-in-law and their children celebrated an early Thanksgiving with me. They came bearing gifts, and in addition to eating a Thanksgiving feast together, which they prepared, we celebrated Christmas … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks, Receiving Blessings, Two Unsolved Surprises

My daughter and son-in-law, and grandchildren live some states away from me. Bless them, they made the drive, and we celebrated Thanksgiving together a tad bit early. It was extraordinary! It was so much fun to be together. One day … Continue reading

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July 5th — Ohio Adventures

Today, July 5th, 2021, was a delightful day — you may not hear about it right away; however, I would like to write about it while everything is still fresh in my mind. Last week I made plans to visit … Continue reading

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Lessons From Earlier Gardeners

My parents bought their first and only home in the early 1950s. It was to that house I was taken as a newborn baby, and it was from that house I moved out in the early 1980s when I married. … Continue reading

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His Dream Job

My husband died over a year ago, and the date of his burial is about a month away. I’ve had to go back to work after being out of the workforce since 2016, but thankfully, only part-time. That has allowed … Continue reading

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Swing Set and Engine Hoist

I doubt that my male friends who work on cars would naturally think of a swingset as a possible engine hoist – but then ours was not an ordinary swing set. Anchored on one end by a substantial Pear Tree … Continue reading

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The Day After Thanksgiving

Let me begin by hoping that you and yours have had a blessed Thanksgiving. In my book, that includes these hopes: no one choked on a turkey bone no one got in an accident driving to or from the location … Continue reading

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