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Thanksgiving 2022

Thanksgiving reminds us to consider our many blessings. I for one say, “Thank you, Lord, for modern medicine.” Because of it, I am walking after a couple serious bone fractures. In the not so distant past, broken bones could have … Continue reading

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Abundance of acornd

Cracking, crunching and popping noises startled me as I drove down our driveway. I stopped the car.  “I thought the mechanic said we could drive home even though the car engine light had come on” I muttered as I opened … Continue reading

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to have and to hold a smart phone

Our children push and prod us into modern technology. Not that we drag our feet. After my first college course in computers, I insisted we buy a home computer. Their college years introduced us all to email. I opened an … Continue reading

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Moving dilemma

It caught me by surprise a couple years ago when my son Nate turned to his 12 year-old daughter and said, “Sophie grab the other end of this chest and help me move it.” Say what?! This kid who still … Continue reading

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whatever the weather

“Whether the weather be cold. Or whether the weather be hot. We’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.” This old tongue twister recited in the middle of an otherwise unmemorable lecture caught my attention. … Continue reading

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Aunt Erma departs

            A bright spot of joy left our family recently when my Aunt Erma slipped into eternity last week.  She married Bert, my dad’s twin brother, and settled onto his family farm. My mom and aunt often visited. Toward the end … Continue reading

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Use it up

Some days my cooking requires innovation as I apply the adage: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” Take the day I grabbed a can with a green label to make green beans for supper. … Continue reading

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Nostalgic memories found in Ebay

As a retirement hobby, my husband and I sell on Ebay. It gives us an excuse to buy and gather items that interest us and then pass them along to someone else. While I enjoy the shopping, my husband enjoys … Continue reading

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Just like mom and dad

    The big 4-0 creeps ever closer for my darling daughter. The calendar does not measure the big event so much as the change in her mindset. She called me this morning to say, “I am becoming my parents.” and … Continue reading

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Then and now from the checkbook

Nothing like clearing the clutter to provide a trip down memory lane. During a recent purge of the desk. I filled a bag with carbon copies of used check pads. “Why write checks with carbon copies?” you ask. “Because we … Continue reading

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