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Once upon a New Year’s Eve

Once upon a time there were three little bears living in our Little House in the Big Woods in Aura, Michigan.  Mama Bear, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear.  One day Mama Bear told Daddy Bear that there was another bear … Continue reading

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Tomfoolery of our Santas and Snowmen

Dear readers, it’s just about time to go a’diggin’ down in the basement closet and find our multi-colored Christmas lights and Grandma’s ceramic tree and the reindeer ornament that hangs on the wall by the door.  Don’t forget some garland, … Continue reading

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With tears streaming down my face…

It’s my daughter’s fault. She ignited a memory this morning, a very cherished memory of our children’s elementary years. As many of you know, we live in a small township with about 460 residents (down twenty folks since the 2000 … Continue reading

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When people die on Facebook

Yesterday morning I woke up to discover the death of a Facebook friend. We’ve been watching her die slowly on Facebook for the past several weeks. She actually friended me about a month ago.  She was the daughter of my … Continue reading

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Roots of the dead

Beneath the graves of our loved ones roots funnel down, down to an underworld alive with memories, alive with possibility that perhaps–do you think maybe perhaps?–the dearly departed can never, ever, ever leave our embracing hearts, our fond recall, our … Continue reading

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In which we play a mean game of croquet at the pre-wedding picnic.

You guys don’t  believe everything I type in the blog headlines, do you?  You really don’t think we played a mean game of croquet at the pre-wedding picnic of our son and his bride  in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, … Continue reading

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Can I come over to your house?

A sweet thing happened recently in my blogging world. My childhood best friend, Carol, suddenly appeared with a comment on my Neil Armstrong tribute post!  What do you know! (The tribute talked about Carol and me sleeping out in my parent’s … Continue reading

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When will he arrive?

All you mamas and papas of grown children know how you feel when your young sprouts return to the childhood nest for a spell, don’t you? You know how your heart sighs in joy, yes, a beloved son or daughter … Continue reading

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The last place on earth, honest

Karma, over there at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog, sometimes tempts us with photo hunts.  I’m usually not participating in photo hunts these days, but she truly peaked my interest when she announced her challenge “The End of … Continue reading

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Who is that stranger in the mirror?

Years ago, I stood in front of the long mirror in my parent’s green bathroom, the bathroom directly across from my childhood bedroom, and stared befuddled at the reflecting image. A curly wavy wild reddish-haired urchin with glasses stared impassively … Continue reading

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