Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Neighborhood Diner

Naugahyde-covered booths and chairs in deep red color adorned the diner interior. Murals on the wall painted by local artists depicted the home town high school team, the Bees. Baldwinsville’s finest fare offered 24/7. Steeped in the 50s and complete … Continue reading

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Our Private Art Collection

We count ourselves lucky to have amassed our own private art collection. Beginning with crayon and paper affixed to the refrigerator with magnets, we progressed to kitchen cabinet spaces on the doors. Little hands and smiles greeted us with each … Continue reading

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A Birthday Prayer

My tall, dark handsome husband and father is a pearl of great value. This Sunday is his birthday. I will say a prayer of gratitude that we met all those many moons ago and found each other, married and had … Continue reading

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Safe and Sound in Frigid Temperatures

Silence, snow and wind chills. Schools closed, bitter temperatures, no traffic. Dangerous wind chills keep children indoors. Grateful for the kindness of neighbors and strangers who plowed our daughter’s driveway during the blizzard. Caring people who look out for others. … Continue reading

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