Category Archives: Colorado

Nana’s Pies

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I recall my mother’s flaky pie crusts and tasty pies. Blueberry, apple and pumpkin to name a few.  She learned from her mother, my Nana Mooney.  Admittedly, I love cooking and won the … 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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The Ugly Sweater

Growing up in Colorado, I recall my father telling us to get in the car because we were going somewhere. Once it was to a newly opened bank in our neighborhood. They were giving out free tee shirts to each … Continue reading

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Make Traditions with Family Stories

After reconnecting with former Massachusetts cousins now scattered around the country and globe, I requested more family stories and photos since, once we moved to Colorado, we did not often visit with all the cousins and hear their stories. You … Continue reading

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How Family Encompasses All Humanity

Timeless family stories are documented everywhere. Our humanity unites us, and we are all more alike than we are different. Every time I travel to other countries, I am reminded of how family love unites and strengthens us. We all … Continue reading

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July 4th Traditions

Family, friends, faith, food, flying the flag and fireworks create memorable traditions this July 4th. Neighbors are out relaxing, playing, taking walks and cooking outdoors. Everyone stops to reflect on this country and on those who went before us and … Continue reading

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Treasure the Gifts of the Past

With flowers, trees, birds and bees in full bloom now and bustling activity, I reflect this Memorial Day Weekend on family and especially those who have served in the military. Each year my husband puts up hanging flower baskets on … Continue reading

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