Tag Archives: Colorado

Mr. Robin Paid a Visit!

My, my, my.  Mr. Robin popped by!  One slight problem:  our lawn is buried under one foot of snow. It is still coming down.  We do have a sparse few berries where you sheltered all puffed up due to the … Continue reading

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Speaking of Libraries

  Many moons ago my Dad drove me to college, kissed me and said he would see me again at Christmas.  We lived about two and one half hours south.  By comparison, I have heard other parents speak of bringing … Continue reading

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How Was School Today?

After sitting down to dinner with my parents at either head of the table, our Dad would ask this question after we finished saying Grace together before our shared meal.  Memories flooded my mind as I observed how silent our … Continue reading

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Our Birthday Traditions

Following in the footsteps of my parents, we phoned our daughter first thing today and sang Happy Birthday. She and her friends are off on a short trip to RI. My parents lived in Colorado in a different time zone … Continue reading

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Oops! With Love and Humor!

  The new quarter at the university meant new classrooms. As a German professor, I was accustomed to welcoming students speaking in German. With an armload of books and papers, I entered the room, put my belongings on the empty … Continue reading

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Chuckling at My End of the Pond

My Dad subscribed to the “screwdriver method” of removing dandelions. As a retiree caring for his Kentucky blue grass lawn in Colorado, he would grab a long screwdriver, sit in the yard and patiently and painstakingly push that screwdriver parallel … Continue reading

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Climb on the Buckboard!

Joining the ranks of Wild West cowboys we only knew from books, we moved from Massachusetts to Colorado as three young sisters with a fourth on the way. We donned Cowboy boots, hats, square dance skirts, and moccasins too. We … Continue reading

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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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Happy Birthday, Dad!

  Our family celebrates birthdays with a cake and candles and a Happy Birthday song, even after our loved ones are no longer with us. Today’s post is a remembrance of my Dad and also my Mom for rearing me … Continue reading

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Music Colors My Life!

Musical notes, beats, rests, keys, sharps, flats, major, minor, staff, treble clef, bass clef, rhythms, voices, moods, time signatures, adagio, allegro, forte, chant, chamber, carols, classical, dynamics, fermata, leitmotifs, sonata, staff, concerto, tones, voices – all this and more characterize … Continue reading

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