Author Archives: maryannniemczura

The Art of the Thank You Note

As young ladies, we learned proper etiquette and to write a thank you note when a relative or friend gave us a gift. The initial thank you notes were simple and brief. On hand I keep beautiful boxes of thank … Continue reading

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A Chip Off The Old Block!

As the daughter of an engineer, I learned early on that there was always a better way to do things. Take for example the handles on pots and pans. Always turned in on the stove top and never out. bumping … Continue reading

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You Are Cordially Invited!

We received an invitation to a Scrabble game this week. Our daughter sent the delightful note to play a barnburner Scrabble game. We take the game seriously and keep several dictionaries on hand. Recorded each game are the names of … Continue reading

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On Being Grateful

As the new school year is about to commence, I am grateful for the years I was able to teach German. I watch the young ones in the neighborhood as they play with one another and shop for new clothes. … Continue reading

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A Sumptuous Feast Awaits!

Costa Rica reveals itself as a tropical paradise! Breathtaking wonders leave me awestruck! A veritable feast awaits. Brilliant hues in the sky and on earth below. Ubiquitous flora and fauna, butterflies, Rainbows, streams and forests. An endless array of actors … Continue reading

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What If?

What if there was no music? How would we feel? There would be no delight. The days would be gloomy. The human race clamors for the beauty of music. Words and hymns have powerful sounds and meanings. Music streams beauty … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Mail!

the mail arrives arrives with Ashley Ashley is kind kind and takes time time for a word word and smile smile goes a long way way for route route is long long and winding winding through neighborhoods neighborhoods with flowers … Continue reading

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