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Together

Being informed and proactive in the face of the covid-19 crisis yet remaining calm is not simple. It is difficult. Healthcare providers are in our thoughts and prayers as they work under extreme circumstances surrounding the virus. We make adjustments … Continue reading

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Making Bread by Hand!

Year six of 4-H foods was making yeast bread from scratch by hand. Dad watched me as I kneaded the dough, pushing it four times with the base of my hand and finally rotating it quarter turn. Sometimes I added … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Earlier this month, my talented friend and fellow WordPress blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award. Annika Perry is a gifted writer, and I urge my readers to visit her site: https://annikaperry.wordpress.com I think you will enjoy her entries and … Continue reading

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What’s on the Other Side?

In our Sturbridge, Massachusetts home, my father built pine doors to close off the attic passageways. On rainy days, we often swung on the doors and played in the dark attic recesses. We created our own mysteries and ghost stories. … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Earlier this month, my talented friend and fellow WordPress blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award. Annika Perry is a gifted writer, and I urge my readers to visit her site: https://annikaperry.wordpress.com I think you will enjoy her entries and … Continue reading

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Social Graces

During my years in Germany, I learned about the social graces expected of me. I am speaking of the skills used to interact politely in social situations which include manners, etiquette, deportment, fashion and refinement. Basically, I discovered that being … Continue reading

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Life

Life flows, cascades, and splashes, on. Roars, then slows and becomes quiet. Endless blue, cloudless skies, watch the waters below and quench our thirst. Above now, spindly swaying branches and leaves , fast-moving clouds emerge and portend an impending storm. … Continue reading

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Bumpy Hair?

  As life-long learners, we often acquire new job skills. Parenting skills are usually gained “on the job.” Along the journey, I learned how to trim hair and teach a sixth grader how to correctly tie a tie. As a … Continue reading

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3 Sisters and 25 Snowmen

  Every winter there was magic in the winter air when we had a big snowfall in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where our father built our house on Cedar Street. We children loved all the land and hills on our property where … Continue reading

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The Magic Shopping Cart

As a Fulbright Exchange teacher, I learned that I had to be flexible in teaching and in living abroad and was no stranger to Germany, but the 1994-95 year found me living as a single parent in a high rise … Continue reading

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