Category Archives: Family

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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In-Laws

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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End of January

It has been cold here but no snow, not even a flake. It almost makes me feel guilty after watching the news reports on all of those folks stuck for hours on the highway, but we have lived through our … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

I saw this at the Habitat for Humanity store. $35. Do you recognize it? Did anyone in your family have one? My grandparents had one that was a bench style in white. The basic black telephone sat on the table, … Continue reading

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How to survive a hospital visit

A couple of weeks ago, I ran across a class on how to survive a hospital visit¬†being held by OLLI at Granite State College so I decided to attend and¬†see what it was all about. The class was conducted by … Continue reading

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I will survive

I think I will anyway. So far, 2016 has run over me¬†like an eighteen wheeler barreling down I95 towards Boston. The day before New Year’s Eve my husband and I both came down with something. It’s way more than a … Continue reading

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