Life is Grand!

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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 the wild turkeys and deer on Long Island.  The

playful cats on our daughter’s sink just daring

one another “I was here first!” Then realizing they


will have to share the space. Delightful pets. 

Recalling a windmill and a favorite restaurant

which features bountiful fresh catch every day. 

Life is grand! Stream of consciousness continues.


As I reflect on our winter weather thus far

this season, it doesn’t feel much like winters

past.  More rain than snow.  The forecast

predicts more of the white blanket to cover


the ground.  Occasionally, the sun breaks

through the overcast sky with the promise of

light and warmth.  For a fleeting moment or

two.  Long enough to visit a neighbor taking


down Christmas lights.  We will leave ours

for now.  Probably wait for cold and snow before

taking them down.  I marvel at the myriad of

ways people communicate and stay in touch.


Old fashioned snail mail.  Or a text or other

message, emails.  Suffice to say, it is always

good to hear from family and friends.  Face to

face over coffee.  A phone call or two. 


Life is grand!  Sharing important moments

such as graduations, birthdays and more. 

Life is full of surprises.  It keeps things

interesting and us alive.  Our music keeps


us vibrant.  A stanza or two is frequently

sung in our household.  And why not?  Music

is food for the soul and a precious gift from

our parents.  Life is grand!  Happy New Year!



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9 Responses to Life is Grand!

  1. Wonderful photos and memories… May our New Year be overflowing with more of those treasured moments! ✨💞 xo

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  2. Emily says:

    Beautiful post and photos!! Happy New Year xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Russell says:

    Nicely done. Good advice to be positive as we move to 2022.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Health & Happiness in 2022 to you and yours!

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