Tag Archives: Upstate NY

Annual Rites of Passage

Colorful autumn leaves offer us eye candy now. Sugar maple trees are warm and beautiful.  Childhood memories of many-hued leaves our Dad raked into piles in Sturbridge.  Shrieking, we jumped into the leaf piles.  It’s what kids do! As I … 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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Walk a Mile in my Birks

There is an ongoing joke in my family because I have worn Birkenstock sandals since my university days in Heidelberg, Germany. The joke goes that I am the only one my family knows who wears them year-round including during our … Continue reading

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