Category Archives: Family

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

Posted in Animals, Blessings, Cats, Chihuahua, Childhood, Christians, Dogs, Encouragement, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Memories, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

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Weird Science

For the past 36 years, in one form or another, I have been a teacher. I began this journey when our now soon-to-be 40 year old son was 4 years old and carried on from there to our two daughters, … Continue reading

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Pop, Crackle, Snap!

Contrary to the title, this is not a dyslexic commercial for Rice Krispies Cereal. This is the story of cauliflower, a microwave, a couch cushion, and a very patient man. Fun fact, the word “cauliflower” derives its name from the … 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

Posted in Aging, Blessings, Challenges, Change, Christians, Courage, Dads, Fair Skin, Family, Fashion, Freedom, Humor, Husbands, Husbands and Wives, Life, Love, Marriage, Memories, Personalities, Personality Tests, Teachers, Teaching, Tribute, Uncategorized, UPS Store, Words | 7 Comments

The Week That Was…

Hello, my friends ~ It’s been a heck-of-a week, but that’s another post for another time. Suffice to say, I am recycling a blog from days gone by. A blog of another week, that was a heck-of-a week. I hope … Continue reading

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“The Only Thing We Have to Fear…”

Remember the boogey-man? When I was a little girl, the boogeyman was real. Scary movies convinced me that he was lurking under my bed making me even more afraid of the dark than I already was. When I went to … Continue reading

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There Are Places We Remember, In Our Lives…

Though some have changed… …Some have changed a lot. Fortunately, we still have some men and women from the Greatest Generation to remind us of what was important then. To remind us what is still important now. They are the … 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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