Category Archives: Children

The Pledge

I think The Pledge of Allegiance is important and so on my Student Questionnaire this year I asked, “Do you know The Pledge of Allegiance?” Just about half of my students answered, “I don’t know.” I was more than a … Continue reading

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A Room ‘Without’ A View

  I have a thing for windows. I love them big, small, curtained, shuttered, and naked. I don’t even mind them dirty, as long as I can still see out. In the summer in NJ, I loved them open so … Continue reading

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Adventures in Babysitting…

In the latter part of the 20th century, I was a babysitter. Back then we weren’t called “nannies” just “babysitters.” While consistently watching 2 extra babies and, occasionally, 4 extra babies, added to the 3 that were mine; I rarely … Continue reading

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Phoebe, The Odd Dog

“I just need one more dog, Babe. I need my last dog to be one that I’ve chosen for myself, not one that we’ve inherited from our kids.” For the eleven years before these words were spoken by me, we … Continue reading

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Adventures With Little Chins and Elusive Sightings…

Life through the eyes of a child is magical. Life through the eyes of two little boys is engrossing, with the emphasis, at times, on ‘gross’. Days filled with repeated backseat shouts of BOOYAH! Hikes highlighted by finds of their … Continue reading

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Adventures With Chins and Conestoga Wagons…

“Guess what I found?” Coming from one of my grandsons, this statement would be frightening. Coming from my 64 year old husband, it was intriguing. My husband is a great planner of vacations and this one was no exception. He … Continue reading

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The Story of Us…

“I have an idea for your blog! Why don’t you write about us when we were growing up?” Dangerous, possibly incriminating words spoken by our middle sister…Nean, this one’s for you! We began in Newark, New Jersey where our parents, … Continue reading

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