Monthly Archives: March 2010

My mother’s “world famous” Fruit Bowl

Well, her Fruit Bowl is famous in our family, anyway.  From family members in San Diego to New York City to Atlanta to Michigan to Singapore…my mom’s Florida Fruit Bowl gets raves with her relatives and visitors. She only makes … Continue reading

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It was warmer today in the Upper Peninsula than in southern Florida!

    No kidding.  We talked with Barry this morning in the Upper Peninsula and he said temperatures were in the 60’s.  I didn’t think much about this until we drove off the south end of the island. We were shopping at … Continue reading

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Solitude… Add a little Mad Hatter & Alice and stir.

When you’re surrounded by people and beautiful family members for days…do you sometimes feel the need for solitude?  To be alone with your thoughts and feelings and to watch the waves roll in and out, in and out? I am … Continue reading

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Peek into our family photo album…Fort Myers Beach

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Shells in the sky and other Gulf Coast tales

Hi, readers.  Still coming to you LIVE from the Florida coast.  Enjoying 1) warmth.  Temps around 74 today, 2)  sunlight.  Sunlight!  Sunlight!!  3)  Not too much wind.  Ahhhh….that adds another six degrees at least.  4)  family.  Oh, lovely, lovely family!! … Continue reading

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How many shrimp can you eat?

Oh my goodness. What a day.  It’s almost 10 p.m. and I’m brewing a cup of tea, pleasantly tired after a long day of fun. Would you like me to re-wind the reel to share the day? It started at … Continue reading

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When you fly to Florida…and it’s raining, raining, raining.

Guess what it did most of the day?   Of course, you’ve already guessed from the title.  It rained.  It poured.  It splattered.  It drizzled.  It thundered.  It flooded the streets.  Yep, it rained.  It started slowly this morning.  Black clouds … Continue reading

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Dolphins leaping!

Hello readers!  I am so excited to tell you what happened this morning.  Really early.  My mom and I were sipping coffee flavored with hazelnut creamer when the Most Amazing Thing happened.  I wandered out on the lanai and saw…are … Continue reading

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“Another bird arrives in Paradise”

Yawn…  Oh, excuse me, folks.  You know how you feel when you’ve been traveling most of the day. I’m here.  Fort Myers Beach, Florida!  The plane touched down about 4:30 p.m.  I swear it was one of the easiest traveling … Continue reading

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Ladies & Gentlemen, time to place your bets

Let’s have a little wager, shall we? Of course no money will exchange hands.  This shall simply be a guessing game. Whoever guesses the correct answer…wins the highest praise!  Or, maybe six of us will guess the exact number.  Then … Continue reading

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