Author Archives: maryannniemczura

Thank You, Mom!

Each April brings reminders of her. I was preparing for my second Fulbright teaching exchange to the former East Berlin. My mother died April 26, 1994, in Colorado so I flew out for the funeral and to help in close … Continue reading

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Almost

  Almost warm enough Almost time for planting Almost time to put out house plants Almost time to put seeds in Almost – but not quite Almost no more frost Almost but not too soon Almost time for hanging baskets … Continue reading

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Eleanor and Hank

My Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Hank moved to California before we moved to Colorado. It was always difficult to visit, but we managed a trip to California.  They were amazing people, both over 6′ tall and builders.  Some folks build … Continue reading

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A Courageous Move

As a girl of ten years, I don’t recall much of the drive from Massachusetts to Colorado. My parents made the brave decision  to move West.  I remember being in 4th grade in Massachusetts and then living with our Aunt … Continue reading

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Fast As Lightning

    Quick as a flash of lightning, I accepted a challenge by fellow blogger Annika Perry to try my hand at writing a fast-paced poem for this week’s blog.  It actually uses the German word blitz to describe the … Continue reading

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Snow, Snow, Snow

  Where are my Boots? On my feet I glibly replied to my husband. I continued to clean off the car and push snow down the driveway. Lifting is no longer an option. Predictions for this storm were twenty to … Continue reading

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It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s super…

Glue! Not Superman this time. There was a television show when reporter Clark Kent changed into his Superman costume to come to the rescue of others. How did super glue get into the washing machine amidst her clothes and intimates? … Continue reading

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