Category Archives: Growing Up

“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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Phoebe and Scrubs

Officially, his name is Oliver. Personally, I call him Scrubs and not for any reason you would probably guess. Like all of us, Scrubs has a beginning; unfortunately, nobody knows what that beginning is. And so, Scrubs’ beginning starts with … Continue reading

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A Vegan Apocalypse?

When I was a little girl, the dinosaurs had pretty much died out, but hippies began to roam the earth. They stayed around for awhile, but by the time I was 11, though they didn’t die out, they did hang … Continue reading

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Plans Change

Easter was different this year. Our normal family gathering of 25, not including invited friends, was down to 3. It was quiet. It was peaceful. And, though I missed the rest of my people, it was nice. I even dressed … Continue reading

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I Eat Chia Seeds And I Know Things…

Well, I know “some” things. I know things about chia seeds and, because I love it so much, I know things about my family. But first, chia seeds… I confess, it took me a very long time to eat chia … Continue reading

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Ya Gotta Have Friends…

…And I am very grateful to have quite a few! But, there is one friend that I’ve had for a very long time, 55 years kind of a long time. Her name is Cheryl and though I currently have three … Continue reading

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I Am Not 600 Years Old…

I only look that way sometimes. Okay, a few weeks ago I announced, “Well, I’m 60 Now” and I am. However, towards the bottom of that post I said, “And so began my grand entrance into my 60th decade.” Oops. I … Continue reading

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Stories of a Little Man

It was a very early morning, 5:00 a.m.,  and I went across the street to our daughter’s house to watch the supposedly sleeping children while she drove her husband to the airport for a business trip. I was about halfway … 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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Forty Years and Counting!

The traditional 40th anniversary gift is a ruby. I don’t particularly enjoy rubies. We went ziplining instead. But, that is another post for another time. Forty years, folks, that’s how long it’s been. When I think about the years that … Continue reading

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