Category Archives: Love

The Story Behind the Picture

This is a picture of me when I was three years old. Looking at the picture, you might think I was a somber child. Honestly, though, somber is a word that has never been used to describe me, especially when … Continue reading

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The Sears Catalog

I have an aunt who is my age. Growing up, we lived in the same household and were raised as sisters. Our family moved often, so we were usually the new kids in the neighborhood. Sometimes, it was really nice … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I have some Facebook friends who, each day, post three reasons they are grateful. While I am actively seeking to adopt an “Attitude of Gratitude,” I haven’t chosen to publicly share my gifts each day. Today, I’m making an exception. … Continue reading

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Show and Tell

One very cold winter day, probably not unlike any of the many we’ve suffered through this winter, I brought my Barbie case to Show and Tell to share with my first grade class. On the way home my hands were … Continue reading

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Sandal Season

It’s finally sandal weather and after a winter of socks and shoes, I am so ready! I dug out my sandals and polished my toes.  A pedicure has been a prerequisite to sandals for as long as I can remember. … Continue reading

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Remembering Payphones

I bought a new cell phone yesterday.  The purchase was simple, but the update process was running slowly because the data network was jammed.  Tell me, how can the AT&T store have a clogged network?  Don’t they know someone who … Continue reading

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Never Too Late

About three years after my father-in-law passed away, my mother-in-law began keeping company with a gentleman who lived nearby.  We weren’t sure about the nature of the relationship, but we noticed he was around more and more. One evening when we were … Continue reading

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Early Life Together

Like most couples, we spent the early part of our relationship exploring the landscape of a shared life. Two people from disparate backgrounds come together to live as one, often in small quarters with limited resources, but big dreams.  At … Continue reading

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A Suitable Tribute

As we were planning the 90th birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, the question came up, “What do we give Mom?” There are three children with spouses, seven grandchildren, some with spouses, and ten great-grandchildren along with other family members. She … Continue reading

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Bullies

When my niece recently “liked” this Facebook post, it showed up in her newsfeed and consequently mine: Hey guys, this is _______. Isnt she beautiful? Lately alot of girls at her school have been ganging up on her, and telling … Continue reading

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