Archive for February, 2011


Lessons from the Honeysuckle

This wasn’t supposed to happen.  The honeysuckle is supposed to stay green all winter long.  It always has. We have this wonderful hedge of honeysuckle.  It’s the fence between us and our neighbors.  If good fences make good neighbors… then delightful fences make delightful neighbors.  Absolutely love our neighborhood!  Anyway, we have this 300 foot […]

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Dominoes

I have these dominoes. One set I bought for Gary.  One set has my grandfather’s name written out in his handwriting taped to the box.  Another is a beautiful old set just like one that belonged to my other grandfather.  (I’m spoiled to have family members who search out treasures on the internet and share […]

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter

I am a stubborn person.  Again readers… let me thank you for giving me all this time and space to make these confessions.  Continuing on.  I have these fetishes.  They make no sense, but there they are.  I’ll share this one with you. I am not a big fan of the sweets.  So I like […]

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On Hauling Furniture

I guess having a blog makes you think your life has to be a transparent set of confessions.  Somehow I always feel compelled to tell you these things!  And I’m sorry… I’m sure it’s all quite boring… but I sure get a kick out of it! On my walk a couple of days ago, this […]

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Love of the Limerick

This week I was trying to sort through part of my family tree.  Couldn’t quite remember how it all went together.  For one of the huge reunions, family members had written histories and memories.  Reading through these, I was so delighted to find what one of my second cousins had shared.  It’s a limerick that […]

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I’m a Country Girl

I feel like a farm girl when I Am rolling out crust for a pie When I’m wearing blue jeans Making cornbread and beans When I’m looking at stars in the sky – When I’ve worked in my gardens all day Having time just to sing and to pray When I’ve stitched on a quilt […]

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Playground Sounds

You know how you sometimes wish you could bottle a fragrance, and pull it out for special memories on down the road?  When I hear this sound, I always wish it could be captured in the same way.  It’s the happy chatter of the playground. I live two or three blocks from an elementary school.  […]

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No Puedo

I always say “I can’t” in Spanish.  Analyzing that today.  I don’t like to say I can’t do something… so perhaps I soften the blow if I don’t say it in my native tongue.  Ha!  You know how we learn to say “I love you” in various languages?  I should learn to say “I can’t” […]

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My Valentine

There once was a boy I call G And what can I say about he He’s the LOML He is sweet, He is swell He’s deserving of great poetry – I am happy to call him my guy He still puts a gleam in my eye There’s so much I could say But we’d be […]

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Our Chicken

I have this chicken. I will always remember the day she brought it.  I saw her pull into the driveway.  I was expecting her, but couldn’t imagine what she was taking out of her truck.  Pretty soon she was walking toward the barn carrying this chicken in its little nest.  If you knew Ruby, you […]

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Big White Cars

Some really happy times in my life were spent riding around in big white cars.  (“One Great Waitress” got me thinking about that.)  They were Cadillacs.  My grandparents did love their big white Cadillacs.  My earliest memory may be of the very first one ever purchased.  I was a little girl, I was standing on […]

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Tuesday is Coming

It’s been a day of turmoil.  I don’t keep my television on all day… but today I did.  The events in Egypt held us all in suspense. Turmoil is all around me today.  Friends with heart-wrenching family situations.  Friends with problems on the job.  Friends literally dying from disease. I took my walk this afternoon, […]

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