Monthly Archives: December 2021

Life is Grand!

Memories of past years flash through my head. Families bring us happiness and joy.  Over the years, I have traveled to many countries both here and abroad.  Music, languages, friends, family, and Mother Nature entertain.  Awe at the creatures like … Continue reading

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Glad Tidings of Great Joy!

Overnight a quick clipper system dropped a soft, white blanket to cover the earth. Our three Swiss Stone Pine Trees stand: Melchior, Casper, Balthazar.  Snow-covered.   The lines of Christmas songs and hymns swirl in my head today as I … Continue reading

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Celebrating You!

How do I begin?  Where do I start? Bittersweet moments of my own retirement flash before me.  Two letters in the mail this week reported on retirements of two individuals who have been an integral part of our lives and … Continue reading

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What a Miracle!

With a newly minted Registered Nurse degree in 1937, my mother  donned a crisp white uniform, nursing cap, stockings. A navy-blue wool cape was worn on house calls as a public health nurse.  She worked until she married in 1941.  … Continue reading

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Festivities in the Village

People came from near and far. We had missed that small town feeling.  They hurried to the village square to view the festivities of the tree lighting.  Firetrucks galore, some antique, some big, some small.  Each with unique sirens and … Continue reading

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