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The Junk Drawer

In every house I have ever lived in, there has been a junk drawer.  A catch-all.  A place to throw everything that doesn’t fit in any category.  A place to throw things when unexpected company arrives and you have to … Continue reading

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I received this from a friend.  My apologies to the author who was not identified.   My blogger friends of-a-certain-age will hopefully enjoy this as I did. Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, Before the … Continue reading

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Under the Covers

My love of sleeping in a cold bedroom comes from growing up in old farmhouses with primitive heating systems. There was no furnace in the first house I lived in.   A coal stove standing in the living room heated … 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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Oh yes…. I’m the Great Pretender….

Oh yes I’m the great pretender. I have always loved to pretend, and yes, even at the rotten (not really feeling ripe anymore) old age of almost 63 I still pretend. I hope think that’s normal.  In today’s high-tech world … Continue reading

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Picking up Rocks

There have been many articles recently about “helicopter parents”.  Meaning parents that hover a bit too closely to protect their children and in doing so cause them to be fearful and develop into adults that are afraid to take a … 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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Anna and Martha

My Grandmother, Anna, was born in 1900.  She had  lovely red hair.   Her identical twin sister, Martha, looked so much like her that I grew up thinking I had two paternal grandmothers.  The sisters were close and much alike … Continue reading

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After my mom passed away in 2005,  we were sorting through her things and I found a book that I had given her for Mother’s Day.  It was called “Harvest of Bittersweet” by Pat Leimbach, who was a farm wife … 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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