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It was terrifying.  For the first time in her life, she was alone.  She had worked through the sadness, the grief, as best as she could.  It was time to move away and try to start over.   She didn’t … Continue reading

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Three Thoughts

  In a very late response to the challenge posed by Margo at https://theothersideof55.wordpress.com/ I’m posting my answers (three for each question) to this meme: Three names I answer to: Ruth Grandma Mrs. Crates Three places I’ve called home: Vanlue Ohio … Continue reading


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Losing a Friend

     I walked to my front window after hearing the news.  As I looked out at the beautiful sunset, I thought of Nancy.   The sky was on fire with yellow-gold, orange, pink, and purple streaks topped with layers … Continue reading

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Riding my Bike

She was waiting for me at the end of the sidewalk with her hands on her hips. “You may as well put that bicycle in the garage for the next two weeks. You could have been killed.  Lucky for you … Continue reading

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Hickory Nut Cake

  My mom’s hickory nut cake was the best.  It was moist and nutty. It was a supreme labor of love.  Hickory nut cakes don’t come out of a box. They are created over a long period of time. An … Continue reading

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Celebration: Farmer Style

Wednesday was my husband’s birthday.     We usually have a small get-together with our friends on the weekend closest to our birthdays, but this year it didn’t work out and everyone was busy with other committments.  This was birthday … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Fall

An unpleasant memory for me….. I had a real jerk for a boss one year and  I was carrying a load of books down the hallway to the office.   Little did I know that the carpet mats at the … Continue reading

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Monthly Peace Challenge

The Beatles were wrong. There I’ve said it even though I never thought I would disagree with those 4 adorable boys from the 60’s. What I have learned from the past (almost) 42 years of marriage is….. it takes more … Continue reading

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I can’t kneel but I can underwater curtsy

I’m trying to adjust to a new knee… I really am.  But I am not liking all of the adjustments I have to make. It’s been a little over 5 months since I had knee surgery/replacement and I am graciously … Continue reading

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A Word A Week Challenge: Old

The Beach Boys said it well. Oh wouldn’t it be nice if we were older, And we didn’t have to wait so long….. When I was 5 years old, I couldn’t wait to get older.  My brother was 5 years … Continue reading

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