Monthly Archives: July 2020

Our Birthday Traditions

Following in the footsteps of my parents, we phoned our daughter first thing today and sang Happy Birthday. She and her friends are off on a short trip to RI. My parents lived in Colorado in a different time zone … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

As a language educator, I was fascinated with young children and their efforts to use the English language. Certain letters were initially problematic such as the letter L. When asked her name, our daughter would tell others her name was … Continue reading

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Have Suitcase; Will Travel

They pack me full and sit on me to close. Then drive me to the airport and check me in. I am stuffed with beautiful clothes and shoes. I started my travels during my owner’s student days in Heidelberg. The … Continue reading

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A Neighborhood Stroll

  Neighbors stroll by as they walk their dogs: all sizes, colors and shapes. Not as often we observe a cat on a leash. Sitting in his favorite front porch rocking chair, my husband muses that we have our own … Continue reading

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The Great American Recipe

Ingredients: American flag The National Anthem America the Beautiful parades music family, friends, love grill hot dogs & hamburgers apple pie ice cream lemonade watch fireworks Add the first two ingredients. Salute the flag and sing the National Anthem: The … Continue reading

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