Category Archives: Family

Thursday Doors

Over the past week, I collected this set of doors which led us to culinary delights. ūüôā 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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Ma Bell

Just writing Ma Bell makes me smile. My husband spent his entire corporate career working for her and has the watch to prove it. ūüôā He put in a good day’s work, and she paid him with cash and benefits. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Whether your house is overflowing with family and friends, a few have gathered together, or you are enjoying the day by yourself, have a¬†good one. Remember, some families are like the Waltons or the Reagans, but most of us have … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

Today is a day on the calendar that you either feel deep in your soul¬†or it is just another Friday. To me it allows a day of reflection¬†on the sacrifice that our armed forces volunteers and their families have made … Continue reading

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There are a lot of jokes about in-laws, but I’ve never needed¬†the humor because I married into the absolute best family ever. For an only child from the Northeast to marry a young man from Kansas who had eight living¬†siblings … Continue reading

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It’s the Sugar

For a woman who grew up next door to a candy store, sugar has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember including when I’d return¬†a glass soda bottle for 2 cents and could pick¬†out … Continue reading

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Ice Skating

One of the items on my bucket list was to go ice skating. ¬†I spent a lot of Sundays skating when I was growing up. I would take the bus to skate on a¬†local pond or I’d go to a … Continue reading

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