Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Spellbound!

The sheer quiet beauty and peacefulness of that first snowfall blanketing the earth tugs at my heartstrings. Kids bundled up play in the cold white landscape. The kid inside me longs for those Massachusetts childhood days of sledding and building … 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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Lost in Thought

The park benches are angled and face one another. Dedicated to a husband and wife. His bench reads “run, run, run” and hers is “walk, walk, walk.” Frequently I pondered how they viewed life here by the lake. Perhaps he … Continue reading

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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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