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Today is my current husband’s eighty-fourth birthday. (See yesterday’s blog if you think he is the father of my sons.) Who knew we would ever get this old?
Who knew he would still be working? And have the constitution of
… finish reading Birthday
Fifty-four years ago today I married the father of my two sons. We were college sweethearts and wed as soon as I graduated. He was two years ahead of me and waited as I suffered through Metaphysics and sailed through
… finish reading Anniversary
This farming community, nestled in the Black River Valley in upstate New York, was where my great-great-grandfather, William McDonald, settled after leaving Ireland during the Potato Famine of 1845-1849. Legend has it that he walked in from Canada and stopped
… finish reading Lowville
The men’s semifinals at Wimbledon played out this afternoon. I was on my way to a friend’s house for coffee. When I arrived I asked if she and her husband had watched the match. And they said it had just
… finish reading Fed
The Fourth of July long weekend is over, but I am still in vacation mode. I’m not sure why.
I didn’t cook brats for a ton of family members. I didn’t struggle with leaving the fireworks display in downtown St.
… finish reading Lazy Day
When I said I was going to “Hamilton,” a friend loaned me her CDs and the accompanying libretto. I listened to the songs and followed along with the words attentively. I’m glad I did, as it enhanced my understanding of
… finish reading “Hamilton”
Were she alive, my Mother would have celebrated her one hundred and first birthday today. And it would have been in fine fashion. She was always proud to be born on the longest day of the year, although I’m not
… finish reading 101
Or is it Fathers’ Day?
I’ve never paid much attention, since I didn’t meet my own father until I was forty-eight. And we never really acknowledged what I call this Hallmark holiday.
Still, a conversation with my son this evening
… finish reading Father’s Day
Anyone who knows me well knows I assumed I would not reach my seventy-fifth birthday, because I never wanted to court loneliness and health issues alone. My husband is nine years older. Should he pass away before me, there are
… finish reading Reflections