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Connecting

It was Friday and class was unusually  small, probably because it was a beautiful fall day and some had taken off for the weekend. The water was a little cool, but we all adjusted after warming up with water walking … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of the Swing

I did a double-take this morning when I glanced out my kitchen window and saw a child swinging on our well-worn swing set.  I tiptoed into the family room to see if my 18 year old granddaughter was still sleeping. She … Continue reading

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Take me Back

Take me back to growing up on the farm Where chores were part of daily life and freedom to roam and play was the norm. When Sunday School was never missed and going to school was an adventure. When junior … 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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The Easter Dress

      In the early 1960’s, when I hit the preteen years, Easter became about fashion.  For weeks before Easter, I would search through the Sears and Roebuck catalog to look at the latest fashions.  I seldom got the … Continue reading

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PJ’s

Ahhhh…. snuggly, cuddly, soft and comfy, silky, satiny, velvety and cozy, pajamas. Lately, there has been  nothing that can soothe me like a good pair of pajamas. They bring me joy.  Slip on a pair of white fluffy stretchy socks, … Continue reading

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Smiles and Tears

  At the grocery last week, I glanced up from the piles of food moving slowly toward the bagging area.   The old man was standing by the customer service desk, hunched over with baggy faded overalls.  He shuffled slowly … Continue reading

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Whistle Stop

  “C’mon Ralph!  Hurry up! “ Ampersand jogged alongside the track with Ralph. When they reached the clearing, helicopters hovered over the area.  Ampersand waved a small American flag and Ralph began to bark. “Shhhh…Ralph. Behave.”   As the train approached, … 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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Why the Salesman Couldn’t Make the Sale….

It wasn’t the product.   The shiny vacuum cleaner fit neatly in a small box.  But when the salesman took all the pieces and parts out of the box and starting snapping, fitting, and twisting them together, it overwhelmed me.   … Continue reading

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