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The first year Earl and I dated we gave each other Valentine’s Day gifts that were thoughtful and appropriate for the arc of our relationship.
He gave me a signed and numbered print from the G. Harvey catalog. Titled “Exhibition
… finish reading Valentine’s Day
The game is over; I’m weary and heading to bed. But before I hit the pillow, here is my assessment of tonight’s game. Tomorrow you’ll get everyone else’s.
I had no real investment in who won. Both teams had excellent
… finish reading Super Bowl, Ho-Hum
“Where are you going?” the shuttle driver asked as he drove me from the economy parking lot to Chicago’s Midway Airport.
“St. Louis,” was my two word answer. I’m not prone to chatting with strangers.
“Business or pleasure?”
… finish reading Grade School Reunion, 2013
Tonight the forty-second annual Kennedy Center Honors bestowed recognition on five people or groups for dedication to their particular artistic endeavors and their commitment to enhancing the cultural world around them. (Note: The event was on December 8, but was
… finish reading The Kennedy Center Honors
Earl joined a community choir early this past fall, and he’s been practicing for a holiday concert ever since.
The criteria for membership were few. Singers had to be at least fifty years old and available for rehearsal on Tuesday
… finish reading Sounds Good
Today I held a luncheon/cookie exchange at my home. The guests were to make a cookie recipe of their choice and bring the results to share with others. I didn’t count, but I believe about ten kinds of cookies showed
… finish reading Cookies
I gave up sending Christmas cards almost fifty years ago. I felt obligated to include a note, handwritten with the particular recipient in mind, in each one. It took forever. So the December my ex-husband and I separated, I decided
… finish reading Holiday Greetings
My stepfather, Ollie, died on this day twenty-five years ago. I checked the fifteen years that I’ve been writing this blog to see how often I’ve mentioned his passing. If you’re interested, go to my website and type “Ollie” into
… finish reading December 7
I believe the above guttural sound is attributed to pirates as they charge forth in battle. My take is that it is a cry of panic acknowledging that Christmas is twenty-four days away. That’s less than four weeks.
… finish reading Aaarrgghh!
What hasn’t been said about this national holiday?
There’s the story of the first Thanksgiving, most likely much of it apocryphal. There’s the planning that goes into the special dinner, often centered around turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Pumpkin pie
… finish reading Giving Thanks