Category Archives: Traditions

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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Life Goes On

Like we have for the past twenty years, we gathered at my aunt’s house on Sunday for a family birthday. The get-togethers have always had a standard flow. The women would roam between the living room and the kitchen, while … Continue reading

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Eating Locally

My new book arrived yesterday. I bought a book, a real book. I don’t buy many books anymore. If you are a regular visitor to this space, you know I love my Kindle. I read voraciously and a Kindle is … Continue reading

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A Rose for my Desk

Last Wednesday, I stopped by the florist to pick up a flower for my desk. I’m trying to rush spring so my first choice was daffodils, but they didn’t have any. I decided on a single yellow rose, but again, … Continue reading

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Assumption of Decency

When I introduced this blog, I said I would surely stay away from politics and organized religion as topics. Never say never. Today, I need to rant a little because there’s just way too much animosity in the air right … Continue reading

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Senior Benefits

My husband joined AARP when he became eligible a few years ago. Since then, I stood on the technicality that he is the member and I have benefits as his spouse. Last week, though, I received my first senior discount. … Continue reading

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Tribe of Women

I was raised in a tribe of women. From the time I was born, I lived with only women; early on with just my mother and later with my mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and my aunt. In spite of our actual … Continue reading

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How We Met

I think it’s such fun to talk with others about how they met their husband or wife! Even the most reserved people brighten as they tell their story. Blind dates, church groups, friends’ weddings, they all make good stories. I met … Continue reading

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Traditions

What are the special traditions in your family? Here are some of my favorites: • Decorating our children’s bedrooms for their birthdays. • Cutting down our Christmas tree. • Visiting the pumpkin farm for pumpkins, apple cider and caramel apples. … Continue reading

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