Archives in Category: Special Events

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In the Bag

This year’s grade school reunion is in the bag. It included two great meals and a truly average one in a restaurant that we probably won’t visit again. This year it also included the creation of videos to email those

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Reunited

I’m leaving in a few minutes to make the drive to St. Louis, MO, where I’ll attend the seventh annual Cathedral Grade School Reunion. I’m as ambivalent about going as I was when the first one was held in 2013.

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Special Day

For Earl, today is notable for being four months until Christmas Eve. For me, not so much. For Earl, Christmas is a fantastic holiday. For me, yeah, not so much.

Still, I love August 24 for other reasons. It is

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Birthday

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

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Anniversary

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

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Lowville

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

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Fed

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

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Lazy Day

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.

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“Hamilton”

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

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101

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

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