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Spring Cleanup

The weather finally cooperated for our spring cleanup.  Or almost.  Last day of April. Chilly winds prevail.  Snow in the forecast tonight. Spring weather in Upstate New York! Three new Swiss Stone Pine trees grace the side property where a … Continue reading

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Hope Sustains, Hope Remains

  Even as snow covers the ground, there is hope of spring -it will finally arrive. Rampant, worldwide pandemic affects all of us; yet, there is hope, HOPE. Look into the eyes of a child anticipating gifts for birthdays and … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Mail!

the mail arrives arrives with Ashley Ashley is kind kind and takes time time for a word word and smile smile goes a long way way for route route is long long and winding winding through neighborhoods neighborhoods with flowers … Continue reading

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Comforting Those Who Mourn

Flowers carried in and placed on the altar. The casket was draped in white. Music began. Choir sang.  Comfort offered to those mourning. Last words by a family member. Tears. Off to the cemetery with prayers graveside. Sometimes music is … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Remind me to take joy in ordinary events: Chores such as laundry, cooking and shopping. Let me make time to listen to others and share. There is so much joy to find in the little things. Birds are busy building … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

In Massachusetts when we couldn’t go outside to play in Sturbridge because of the rain, our mother uttered “April showers bring May flowers.” There was always hope that the rains would cease, and sun would return to hasten flowers and … 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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Forsooth, Still Winter!

Impatience surrounds us. For example, waiting for an elevator. There is always that person who, no matter if the button is lit up, will hit it again. Sometimes there are those who stare at the lit button and repeatedly hit … 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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Appreciating a Different Pace of Life

My first trip to Germany was on a turboprop plane with Icelandic Airlines. Our layover to refuel was in Reykjavik, Iceland. The noise of the engines remained in my ears for a couple of days after I landed in Germany. … Continue reading

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