Category Archives: Fathers and Mothers

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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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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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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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 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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Spit Update ~ Part 2

Have you noticed how quickly televisions are updated? New technology here, bigger screens there, make them thinner, make them crisper, as Mom would say, “They have everything, but birth control” and she’d pretty much be right. (If you think about … Continue reading

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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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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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