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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

On my way to church this morning, I remembered all those other Easters. The last 20 or so all went about the same way. I can hear him saying to a daughter on the telephone, “Why don’t you bring a … Continue reading

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Big Yellow School Bus

I was on my way home from an appointment early this morning, and got stuck behind a big yellow school bus. We’re having some pretty good rain and wind this morning, so visibility was poor and the bus was traveling … Continue reading

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Big Black Cow and Other Thanksgiving Blessings

This was supposed to be a hard one. My first Thanksgiving after… you know. But in fact, it was one of the nicest days I’ve spent in a very long time. I am so incredibly blessed. I had prepared for … Continue reading

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My Flying Dream

It is my routine to join a bunch of friends after church on Sunday for coffee and treats. This Sunday, one of the ladies brought her little grandson. As soon as I saw his shoes, my heart smiled as I … Continue reading

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Coincidence, or…

The year, 1986. My career as a hotel consultant was going well. I have always enjoyed my job, as it requires travel every few weeks, and that has kept life interesting. Travel that year was challenged by the fact that … Continue reading

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Penny Candy

I grew up in Mill Valley, California. This is by far one of the best places on earth for raising kids — or at least it was in 1954. I went back there on the fourth of July to take … Continue reading

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Kicking and Screaming

For 23 years or more my husband was the chief cook. After he had to take an early retirement due to illness, I continued to work and he took up the kitchen duties. Beautiful! He has done the majority of … Continue reading

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Fighting the Blues

As I have said before, walking is my therapy. A walk can coax me out of the blues better than just about anything I can think of. Walking with a good friend, well that makes it all the better. Today … Continue reading

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A Lemon Yellow Sheath

I remember about 500 years ago. I was probably 20, and probably about as beautiful as I would ever be. But did I know that? Nooooo! Does anyone realize when they’re at the top of their game? Nooooo! So, I … Continue reading

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Free as a Bird

On April 26, I posted, “Embrace the Plateau“. My husband was feeling much better, after weeks of no energy, no appetite. The miracle of modern drugs had improved his condition immeasurably. My pastor told me that day, “Embrace the plateau.” … Continue reading

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