Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Kösingen, Germany: Oscar Mayer’s Village

During our first Fulbright year, our son’s first grade class made several class field trips  in picturesque Kösingen, Germany, home to Oscar Mayer before he came to the U.S. It was not unusual for them to walk one mile or … Continue reading

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I Love the Four Seasons

                            Woke up to snow and cold winds this morning. On our journey to a wedding in West Virginia. I love the four seasons in Upstate New … 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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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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Nature’s Entertainment

Living in suburbia with protected wetlands nearby provides a myriad of entertainment. Over the years we have had strange, unexpected encounters. The big fat frog in the flowerpot or little bunnies scampering hither and fro, eating us out of our … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mom!

Each April brings reminders of her. I was preparing for my second Fulbright teaching exchange to the former East Berlin. My mother died April 26, 1994, in Colorado so I flew out for the funeral and to help in close … Continue reading

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Homemade Pies

Who doesn’t recall your grandmother’s pie baking in the oven?  Or you mother’s cakes or pies baking?  We associate our fond childhood memories with these wonderful smells coming from the kitchen or cooling on racks.  Whenever my mother sent her … Continue reading

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