Category Archives: Childhood

A Legacy of Lizards

At this moment we have a house guest. His name is Louie and he is currently residing underneath our refrigerator. In case you’re wondering, Louie is a lizard. We would not normally invite house guests to stay under the refrigerator, … Continue reading

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“Don’t Widen the Plate”

I hate to hit you all with the “When I was a kid” line, but I’m going to… When I was a kid, you didn’t get awards at school unless you earned them. We learned that hard work and diligence … Continue reading

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Squirrel!

I know it’s almost summer, but spring must still be in the air. Lately on our morning walks, we see at least 6 little baby squirrels sitting having their breakfast in one little spot. They wait until Phoebe is almost … Continue reading

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Many Moons

We aren’t big people, but we are a big family. My Dad is one of fifteen, twelve are half-siblings most of which have passed. I think only two of Dad’s half sisters are still with us, but I have a … Continue reading

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The Other Sister

I think every family has that one child who is ‘different’ from the others. I believe this is, to some degree, determined by a little something I like to refer to as, ‘The Mommy’s Curse.” You know the one. It’s … Continue reading

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Sometimes 60 Is Not The New 40…

…sometimes it needs to be recognized for what it is…a long time. Later this year, when I turn 60, I’m sure I’ll think differently. But not today. Today 60 is a big number. Today my parents celebrate 60 years of … Continue reading

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For Just Two Days of Christmas Four Grandsons Come to Me…

Disney may be the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, but Christmas would have to be the ‘Happiest Day on Earth’.  A busy time for families, we are often having to stop ourselves to remember not just what, but Who we are … Continue reading

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