Category Archives: Massachusetts

In Praise and Gratitude

For eyes that see and ears that hear, For family and friends far and near, I sing praises and blow a kiss. Permit me to reminisce: For countless hours of practice, I am grateful to sing in choral groups. Shakespeare … Continue reading

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How We Met

Intriguing how people meet their life partners and choose to marry. Luck and chance are sometimes involved. Or fate? Some choose to marry high school sweethearts. Not in the cards for me. I was in graduate school and teaching at … Continue reading

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Slithering Snake in Suburbia

Silly me! Why I thought I would never see a snake in our garden here in Upstate New York, I don’t know.  I had my fill as a young girl in Massachusetts and then the big, long rattlesnakes in Colorado, … Continue reading

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Names Can Be Complicated

My parents met and married in Boston, Massachusetts. My father had just graduated from Boston University, and my mother had finished nursing school and began working as a Registered Nurse. When they first met at a university dance, my father … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for the Good Old Days

My story begins in Massachusetts where I was born. From age 5, I recall a smoke bush outside the window and playing all day long outdoors with my sisters and neighborhood friends.  There was a grand piano in the living … 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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Imagination

  On rainy days in rural Massachusetts, our mother would tell us to use our imaginations to find things to do to entertain ourselves. This was before all the electronic gadgets came in to entertain children.  We had to imagine … Continue reading

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