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High Tea with family

                Pink hearts dot the green shutters of the white cottage at the Legacy House Imports in Madison, Wisconsin. Little girls in party dresses and shoes looked around with wide eyes inside the tearoom overlooking the garden.             Tea tables held teacups, … Continue reading

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Truth or consequence

               True or false? Recently the first woman contestant won millions on Jeopardy? True – if name and clothes alone determine gender. False – if one considers the scientific information regarding DNA and the impact of the X and Y chromosomes … Continue reading

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Odyssey of the Mind

                As Linda directed students to the stage at Michigan State, “This big ole guy came running straight for me. He ran up to me, picked me up and slung me around saying, ‘It works! That magic penny really works.’ The … Continue reading

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grandpa’s workshop

        “Grandpa better not be out in the shop without me!” my 9-year-old grandson huffed as he looked around the kitchen, ignoring breakfast and looking for my husband. The two had spent days working on refurbishing a typing table. Like many … Continue reading

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Gift Card

The holiday detritus overwhelmed me last week. “I am going to clear out and donate to a church rummage sale,” I announced. This year we had a triple dose of gifting: Christmas with the usual greeting cards, gifts and treats; … Continue reading

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The Cleaning Fairies

         I just did not have the energy to care about much of anything last week, so I crammed the cookie sheet on top of the muffin tins and slammed the cupboard door shut, declaring, “That’s good enough.”            “It is not,” … Continue reading

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Daily bread

“Can you give me some money for food?” the grey-haired woman asked as we walked toward the restaurant doors. “No, but you may join us for lunch,” my husband said. She did and then asked if we would buy cereal … Continue reading

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Silver lining

 At times life hits us right smack between the eyes, leaving us reeling. Some never recover as they look at the damage. Others pick themselves up, dust off and address the damage one bit at a time. I know plenty … Continue reading

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Not a plant parent

“How to be a good plant parent,” the headline equated plant care to child care. The article from Boston.com advised carefully choosing the plant.  Dark apartment? Choose plants that thrive in shadows. Busy schedule? Pick one that only needs a … Continue reading

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Sue Thomas FBEye

“Let’s not tell Grandma that we like the show. She might get cocky,” my granddaughter said after watching her first four episodes of Sue Thomas FBEye. I laughed when my daughter told me that. Me? get cocky about someone liking … Continue reading

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