Category Archives: Challenges

Ya Gotta Have Friends…

…And I am very grateful to have quite a few! But, there is one friend that I’ve had for a very long time, 55 years kind of a long time. Her name is Cheryl and though I currently have three … Continue reading

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Trying to Resist the Rise of the Resistance

The following is a Public Service Announcement: The story of Ernie, part of which began last week, has been temporarily postponed. We will revisit Ernie’s Escapades at a later date. I apologize for any inconvenience, real or imagined, that this … Continue reading

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A Business Hotel With Children or Things You Never Do…

In my 60 years on this planet (not that I’ve lived on any others), I have learned a few important rules. A few things that you never do… Never swallow your gum or you’ll have to have your appendix out. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Decade, New Faith!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I wasn’t planning on writing a blog for today. We’ve been on vacation and, well, you know. I was going to wish you all a Happy New Year, tell you that I am very … Continue reading

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I Am Not 600 Years Old…

I only look that way sometimes. Okay, a few weeks ago I announced, “Well, I’m 60 Now” and I am. However, towards the bottom of that post I said, “And so began my grand entrance into my 60th decade.” Oops. I … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Attitude, Blogging, Challenges, Decades, Discipline, Fairy Blog Mothers, Family, Friends, Getting Old, Growing Up, High School, Humor, Life, Math, Students, Teachers, Teaching, Turning 60, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Caring is Sharing

The Great Depression in the United States began in October of 1929 and, essentially, lasted until we entered World War II in December of 1941. My Dad and his two brothers were born in the middle of the Great Depression, … Continue reading

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Mini – Micro Vacation

A week ago Thursday, Cliff and I went on a mini vacation to South Carolina to attend the wedding of my best friend, Cheryl’s, son. We flew out on Thursday night and flew home on Saturday night. Mini indeed, but … Continue reading

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Well, I’m 60 Now…

My parents were married on January 10, 1959. I was born on October 18, 1959. Can we say, “honeymoon” baby? Yes, we can. My dad’s favorite joke every year on or around my birthday is… “Well, your Mom and I … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Waking Up May Not Be In Your Cup

When we first moved to Florida in 1998, I found myself missing ‘home’. My brother had moved to Washington state years before, but this was the first time that I had lived more than 20 minutes away from my sisters … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Calling…

  After our trip to Washington, D.C. where we walked a total of 25 miles through heat, humidity, and pouring rain. I didn’t realize but should have, if I was paying attention which I almost never do, that within a week … Continue reading

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