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Weekly Writing Challenge: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Spring 1967.  Unpacking the luggage from our 1963 Chevy Bel-Air.   We were returning home from a cross-county road trip from Ohio to California and back to visit my brother who was stationed at Ft. Ord, California, near Monterey. It … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Ralph, the Presidential Dog (Part 1)

At least once in every lifetime, a special pet comes into your life. There have been a couple in my lifetime, but the one that took the cake was Ralph.  Ralph was just a mutt we got from a neighbor … Continue reading

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Our Old Couch

Karen and Wendy at  http://afterthekidsleave.com/2013/01/28/this-old-couch/  shared their couch story and asked readers to share theirs….. I’m guessing I am not the only one out there that started marriage with a hand-me-down couch.   Ours came from my husband’s older brother … Continue reading

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I was born in a small town….

Homecoming = spirit, dress up days, pep rallies, bonfires, parades, football It’s high school and in a small town, on a scale of 1-10….. Homecoming is  a 15. The kids in my granddaughter’s freshman class  had made signs and banners … Continue reading

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Everyone into the pool (part 2)

Almost 5 months ago I started this blog and a water aerobics class.  Both for my health.  One mental, the other physical. On the first day of water aerobics, I was intimidated.  Everyone knew what to do.  Everyone knew each … Continue reading

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Back to School… again

Last Saturday I  revisited the first school I ever attended.  The one I described  in my other Back to School blogs. My granddaughter’s freshman volleyball team was playing there.   Even though its only about 40 minutes from my home, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Grandma

My grandkids mean the world to me.  When they come over I try to plan activities for them to do.  Mostly because it’s fun, but also because its a lot easier to keep them happy when they are busy. We … Continue reading

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It’s a Love/Hate Thing

My sister-in-law is the Extreme Gardener.  She has at least 3 separate gardens.   Sweet corn, potatoes, onions, and typical vegetables.   She has a flower garden mixed with herbs and perennials that were heirloom before heirloom was cool.  She has a … Continue reading

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The China Cupboard

Christmas 1970 …My first visit to the house I have now lived in for 41 years.  The house where my husband had grown up.  Meeting his family for the first time. In the dining room was a huge China cupboard … Continue reading

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Blurbs from 1955…

Did you hear the post office is  thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter.  If they raise the minimum wage  to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.  When I first started driving, who  … Continue reading

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