Archives in Category: Me/Family

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Surprises

The several inches of snow we received in the last 24 hours wasn’t a surprise, since I’d checked online to see what the weather would hold. But the rest of the day was filled with pleasant, unexpected delights.

S and

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Day Two

With emails and voicemails from friends encouraging me to “Hang in there,” I’m on Day Two of restricted activity.

In the spirit of the day, I haven’t even gotten out of my nightgown or washed my face. Haven’t

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Fresh Sheets

“Will you help me make our bed?”

“Sure,” Earl said. And, because he’s Earl, he wanted to do it as soon as the dryer stopped.

Normally re-stretching the mattress pad and then putting on the sheets is a one-person job,

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Bob’s Place

In the end we ate Thanksgiving dinner at Bob Evan’s yesterday. It was easy, which counted for a lot under the circumstances.

We didn’t have to make conversation with other guests; we didn’t have to dress and bring a hostess

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On Balance

Today is Thanksgiving Day 2017, and I lay awake this morning thinking of what to be particularly thankful for.

How about the six weeks I spent with bronchitis which prevented Earl and me from visiting Mexico but still paying for

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I Went to Boston

One week ago today I flew to Boston to meet my sons, Kevin and Keith, and Lonna, Kevin’s girlfriend. And although it was Easter Weekend, that wasn’t the reason for our gathering.

Kevin had qualified for the 121st running of

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Lazy Afternoon

In years past, Earl and I would often spend Saturday afternoon sharing some trivial activity.  Like going to the grocery store together.  Or getting a hot dog. Or visiting an antique shop.

I don’t know what happened to that

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Boston

A week from today I fly to Boston to meet my sons. One is running in the Boston Marathon the day after Easter, and the other – like me – is coming for moral support. We’ve done this before.

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Soon

Had breakfast with a good friend this morning; and, as is often the case, we got around to discussing grammar. It wasn’t as serious as defending the Oxford comma, but it was just significant. It was about the word ‘soon.’

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Believe

It’s the day after the Chicago Cubs clinched the National League Championship. They are now on the way to their first World Series in over seventy years.  Let it be noted that they lost that one.  In fact, the Cubs

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