Category Archives: Family

Flying the flag

It’s Memorial Day here in the US. This day has always meant different things to different people ranging from remembering those who served in our Armed Forces to the symbol of the start of the summer season and a long … Continue reading

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  We’re taking a page from Laurie at Notes from the Hinterland’s celebrating book, and instead of one celebration, we’re celebrating every day this week with small celebrations. So, I’ll be out and about and busy this week, friends. I’ll … Continue reading

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was a great American writer (Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn) with a caustic sense of humor who sometimes said it best. —— Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government … Continue reading

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Cornucopia of things

I have to admit I go through a funk when the gardening season is over. I miss being outdoors every day,  hands in the soil, and seeing bright colors. Next week is the annual poinsettia open house at the UNH … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2017

On this very special day, I send greetings and thanks to each and every Veteran and their family because freedom is not free. 🇺🇸 If you have ever wondered about the history behind the beautiful red poppy, take a moment and check … Continue reading

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A while ago, my husband and I did the Ancestry DNA test. The results tend to get your mind to cranking, and you wonder what information is out there regarding your family. provides a free, easy to use website … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Over the past week, I collected this set of doors which led us to culinary delights. 🙂 My husband and I celebrated an anniversary this week, and I took an idea from my Maine blogging friend, Laurie, Hinterlands. We celebrated all … Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA

When I was growing up and able to watch TV, I saw families depicted as the characters on Father Knows Best, Ozzie and Harriet, or Leave it to Beaver. Dad went off to work every day in his suit and … Continue reading

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Missing in Action can mean a lot of things. In this case, it refers to my Uncle John, the youngest of my Mother’s four brothers. John was 19 years of age when he entered the service in the spring of 1943. … Continue reading

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, … Continue reading

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