Category Archives: Florida

Long Life Birthday

Birthdays were always an important part of my childhood, probably because my Mom loved hers so much that it would last for the entire month of her birth. When my children were small, I always enjoyed coming up with themes … Continue reading

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A Mini Vacation With Men on the Move…

Vacation, by definition is a time to suspend all work, study, or other activity, usually for rest, recreation, or travel. Last week I went on a 2 day/1 night, mini vacation with my husband and my brother. I am not … Continue reading

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The Little Traverse That Couldn’t

We love family vacations and we own a week at Marriott Vacation Club to prove it. Each year we gather our children, their spouses, and their children and go to one of their resorts. Every other year, we invite the … Continue reading

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Trying to Resist the Rise of the Resistance

The following is a Public Service Announcement: The story of Ernie, part of which began last week, has been temporarily postponed. We will revisit Ernie’s Escapades at a later date. I apologize for any inconvenience, real or imagined, that this … Continue reading

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Surprise!

We were at my childhood home in Whippany, NJ and had just said good-bye to family friends. Almost as soon as we closed the door, there was a knock. It was our Pastor’s wife and her daughter…from Florida. To say … 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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Washington, D.C., My Hubby and Me

Washington, D.C., our nation’s capitol. It was carved from the states of Virginia and Maryland in 1790. Not part of any state, it is a federal district and a territory of its own. It covers 68 square miles and is … Continue reading

Posted in America, Americans, Counting Steps, Florida, Getting Old, History, Humor, Joggers, Jogging, Life, Marriage, Memorials, Monuments, Presidents, Smithsonian Museum, Travel, Uncategorized, Walking, Washington, D.C. | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Animal Kingdom, Childhood, Children, Christians, Dogs, Family, Florida, Geckos, God, Home, House Guests, Humor, Life, Lizards, Memories, New Jersey, Uncategorized, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | 1 Comment

“If You Can’t Make it Better…

Last week began as most weeks this summer, with visits to the “Ologists” for one or both of my parents. Normally, appointments are not that much of an issue, but this summer has been more than a little bit eventful … Continue reading

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Alien Encounter

Each morning I like to check our pool to see if any small creatures have accidentally and unknowingly taken a dip. I am glad to say I have saved many small, and not so small, innocents. Everything from dragonflies and … Continue reading

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