Category Archives: Blessings

The Best Laid Plans…

I have been planning to write, really I have. But, as the title implies, plans change… We had plans this summer! Both retired. No job responsibilities. No kids at home. No real family responsibilities. Lots of plans. Cliff enjoys making … Continue reading

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” Dad’s Got Me”

Cliff and I run a bimonthly Community Group for Metro. It’s a daytime group and consists of what Emily Jessee once referred to as “Seasoned Saints”. When I was teaching middle and high school students, I often wondered who was … Continue reading

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“I Love You Where You Are At”

Erma Bombeck, one of my all time favorite funny people once said, “If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” Lately, I’ve been thinking about the truth of this statement. Because I’m not gonna lie, dealing with … Continue reading

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Life With Charlie ~ What’s That Smell???

It was a peaceful morning. Now that we are fairly empty-nesters most mornings are. I say fairly empty because, though there are no children in the house some of them are right across the street and we have a dog, … Continue reading

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Good Friends on Both Ends

Married friends can be a curious lot. The wife of a couple can be a good friend of mine, but the husband of that couple may not necessarily be a good friend of Cliff’s and vice versa. The dynamics, when … Continue reading

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Life With Charlie

Though I have always considered myself more of a “dog” person, and aside from the fact that we have never in all of our 42 married years owned a cat before, I have owned cats before. In fact, we both … Continue reading

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Phoebe and Charlie Chaplin

42 years. That’s how long we’ve been married and in all of those 42 years we have been blessed to have raised 3 children and seen them married. They then blessed us with 7 grandchildren, all of them living within … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Blessings, Books, Cats, Change, Christians, Dogs, Family, Florida, German Shepherd and Beagle, Grandchildren, Home, Humor, Husbands, Kittens, Life, Uncategorized, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

Me And You And a Dog Named…Phoebe?

This September Cliff and I will celebrate 42 years of marriage. We have been blessed with a wonderfully happy marriage and for that I am extremely grateful. For 31 of those blissful years we have owned at least one dog. … Continue reading

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I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting Bolder

Remember the old Clairol Loving Care hair color commercial back in 1971? It told women everywhere that if they used hair color they wouldn’t be “getting older” they’d be “getting better.” Obviously women (and men) have to get older, because … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again

Recently, my husband and I went “home” again. Not the home we share “now,” we go there everyday. This is the home we shared “then”… After a brief apartment stay, this was the home we first lived in after we … Continue reading

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