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It’s Halloween, and it’s absolutely pouring rain. Noah would have felt at home. But children, who dress up as various characters to go Trick or Treating, are forced to wear winter leggings and coats over their one-night personae. Perhaps some
… finish reading Halloween
Today is the federally recognized holiday that honors Christopher Columbus as the discoverer of America. Every school aged child is told the story. Although Columbus was Italian, he sailed for the Spanish King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. He made four
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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
… finish reading In the Bag
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.
… finish reading Reunited
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
… finish reading Special Day
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