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Saving Memories—The Aftermath

Some years ago in early Spring, a friend of ours stopped by our home a little after 5 pm on a week night–on her way home from work. She noticed how nice our living room was, thought our galley kitchen … Continue reading

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THREE Christmas Lessons

There is only one gift I remember receiving as a child that has carried its emotional content through to this day.  When I look back, I realize that it wasn’t the gifts that gave me my memories, but the lessons … Continue reading

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HS Graduation: Roots and Wings of Parenting

Our friends’ oldest grandchild is graduating from high school this coming weekend.  This is cause for the family to gather and enjoy each other, congratulating the graduate and supporting his choices “for life beyond high school.” Sound familiar? Now try … Continue reading

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Parenting Memories Bring More Joy As We Age

I just commented on Melissa’s Play 101 blog about how much our kids bring us joy–and then added the cravat that the “joy” may come after years of “downtime.” Here’s my story to support the above statement:   One aspect … Continue reading

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Blogging : Grandma’s Porch

“Why do so many people have those blogs?” “They give out too much information.  Don’t they know about pedophiles when they put their children’s pictures on the Internet?” “I can’t understand why they want to tell the whole world about … Continue reading

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When Summer Doesn’t Include a Vacation

Two years ago my husband and I had our first “STAYCATION.”  It actually started out as a supposed one day “gosh, what can we do for fun and not drive too far?” We live on the ocean.  It’s generally cool … Continue reading

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May Mayhem

Overheard at the our little Library this past week: “There’s March Madness.  And Easter Break in April.  Now we have May Mayhem,” said the beleaguered-looking patron. “May Mayhem?” asked the Librarian. “It’s the end of the school year.  So we … Continue reading

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