Category Archives: Family

Facing the Challenges of Life…

Throughout the course of my life, I have been blessed with not having to face many challenges. At least none that I paid much attention to. I was born in 1959. My generation all played outside pretty much everyday. We … Continue reading

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“Where is Heaven?”

People are different. We come in different shapes and sizes. We come in different colors. We come with different personalities, different likes and dislikes, different ways of doing things. We’re different and that’s what makes life interesting.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye?

When our kids were younger, we used to watch nighttime TV all huddled together in our bed. We did this because my sister-in-law, her husband and their 6 children, lived upstairs and our living room was below the kid’s bedroom. … Continue reading

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It’s the Week Before Christmas…

And all through our home…the boys, oh, the boys…how they run, how they roam! Our family is unique in many ways. One of those ways is that both my husband and our son own UPS Stores. My husband’s is in … Continue reading

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A 2020 Thanksgiving

I’m not gonna lie, there have been times throughout this year when, in my head, I can hear Barbara Walters saying, “This is 2020”. I can’t help but think that she was somehow warning us all those years ago. Every … Continue reading

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Days of Parents and Refrigerators

As a rule, I really enjoy Thursdays. Though our weeks tend to get busy with life, Thursdays are usually our day with my parents. A day when we get them out of the house for a little bit. It is … Continue reading

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“Kids Say the Darndest Things”

Erma Bombeck once said, “When humor goes, there goes civilization.” In the early 1950s, America was still reeling from the effects of World War II and dealing with the current threat of the Cold War, while sending our men to … Continue reading

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This is 20/20…

The term 20/20 has come to have a few different meanings. It can be the measurement of visual acuity, of course.  In the late 1970’s Barbara Walters was the co-host of a new show called 20/20, which is still on … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Stinky Little Dog

Yesterday we said “goodbye” to our almost 17 year-old little dog, Stinky Stell. It was a hard decision, but a necessary one. Stell was blind and deaf, she rolled down our 16 steps like a little tootsie roll more than … Continue reading

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Squatty Happens

When I first began teaching, I did an exercise in adjectives with my high school students. They had to go around the room and use two adjectives to describe the person next to them. Of course, they had to be … Continue reading

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