Tag Archives: family

Stop, Look, Listen!

It is that wonderful season of autumn in Upstate New York. The last lingering days of summer with bright sunshine, gorgeous skies and lush gardens await the harvest.  On such days, we like to take a drive into the country to … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Homage to Uncle Joe

  As we celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, I wanted to pay homage to one of my father’s brothers, my Uncle Joe. He was one of six surviving children after his father was killed while felling trees.  My father was … Continue reading

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The Scrubs Are Just a Cover!

    Last week we were graced with a visit from our traveling nurse daughter who wanted to help celebrate Mother’s Day early. As we visited, talked and caught up with her life and doings, I was most impressed with … Continue reading

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Quality of Life

Some people fear retirement years with trepidation. They worry about what they will do when they no longer have to get up and go to work. My own retirement happened six months ago, and now I am beginning to understand … Continue reading

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The Appointed Hour

We have lost so many loved family and friends during the last six months that I dedicate this ode to their memories. Through our tears, thoughts and prayers, we know they are now in a better, much happier place. Their … Continue reading

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