Category Archives: Family

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

The beautiful woman in the photograph is my mom.  She would’ve been 96 this year, but is now celebrating with the angels in heaven.  She was my hero – a woman who loved to laugh – one who would do … Continue reading

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FUNNY MEMORIES

As I unpacked those treasured ornaments from the past 53 years of marriage, memories began to pour into my head.  There were the handmade pieces; the delicate globes decorated with the names of each in our family; the store bought … Continue reading

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD …

When I was a child, I would spend my summer vacations at my grandparent’s farm or visiting other relatives in Northern Wisconsin.  Every moment was filled with time well spent.  I can still picture the line of pine trees that … Continue reading

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INNOCENCE REGAINED

When we look into the face of a baby, all we see is sweetness and innocence. The angelic countenance of a newborn could not possibly be imperfect in any way. As they grow into toddlers, we wonder who replaced our darling child … Continue reading

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I’M A GREAT GRANDMOTHER?

As of yesterday, I am now the proud great grandmother of a baby.  I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.  I wasn’t there for the blessed event.  My husband transported granddaughter and her new child home from … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER

My sister, Carol, with her grandson, Pierson, a few years back. They say you can’t choose your family, but if it were possible, I’m sure I’d pick this amazing woman to be my sister – hands down.  We’ve been part … Continue reading

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CARVE A PUMPKIN

Some days are simply do nothing days, but enjoy the season and the people you’re with.  This week is teachers’ convention time in Minnesota, so for the past couple days, we’ve been doing just that. Yesterday our adventure took us … Continue reading

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EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Yesterday was one of those days.  I started by reading blogs of my friends and began to tear up.  I hit upon one that set the floodgates into full throttle and it took me half the day to pull myself together. … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM!

There are days when I wonder what on earth I’m still doing here. I spend hours trying to figure out some new technology when I could have completed three loads of laundry. I wake up early only to spend that … Continue reading

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BACKYARD THEATER

  I cannot even begin to comment on the above picture.  I was born in 1942 and most of my childhood occurred during the 40s and 50s.  We didn’t even have a television set until I turned ten.  It was … Continue reading

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