Archive for May, 2011


My Hiking Partner

If a picture is worth a thousand words… well, these speak volumes to me. Just some places I’ve been with my hiking partner… – – Our tent is way down there by Pecos Baldy Lake.  We hiked up here for lunch. – – The cobblestones of La Paz, Bolivia. Gary had just played in the […]

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Not Ironing

I’m changing sheets in the guest bedroom.  We have a weekend guest.  And I’ll change them again for next weekend… and the next guests. They’re cotton sheets, and they’re wrinkly.  I’m washing the pillowcases just hours before our guest arrives so they’ll smell oh-so-fresh… but I’m not ironing. After all, we’ve got graduation ceremonies to […]

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Maypole

Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?  I’m so happy the answer was “yes”! We waltzed to that song in 1981, the year we graduated from high school, the year we knew we wanted to get married, the year we wound Maypole together. For those of us who graduated from PHS, […]

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Stress Free

I love excellence.  I really do.  I strive for it some areas of my life.  But I know my limitations.  I can’t play the piano.   Would love to.  Have tried.  Can’t do it.  I may plink around on a keyboard from time to time… but no one would ever ask me to play for the […]

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Out of This World

I’ve just ordered six more white crepe myrtles.  Oh the growing pains of an infant yard!  I have forty crepes… well, slots for forty crepes.  Some are dead sticks.   In the grand scheme of things, I’m supposed to have marvelous rows of white flowering crepe myrtles marking boundaries and welcoming people along my driveway. Year […]

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About Those Good Intentions

Alrighty then… feeling like I should just put out a little disclaimer about the previous post. I’ve received so many nice comments – on the blog, on Facebook, through e-mail… and I think I probably went too far when I said the scene “plagued me”.  Because truly… I am able to sleep at night.  Well, […]

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Good Intentions

Just need to write this down.  Get it off my chest.  It may not make the blog… but at least I’m putting it down in black and white, and we shall see what we shall see.  (Looks like I’ve decided to post it!) Today I tried to make amends.  Didn’t happen.  I don’t know how […]

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While You’re Young

We have “old” friends coming to visit in a couple of weeks.  Can’t wait to see them… and the thought of it is bringing back all kinds of wonderful memories. We met on St. Thomas when we were all in our early twenties.  Young couples off on an adventure.  Many people said this to us:  […]

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Chin Fee

My childhood cats were white.  Whitey showed up at our house by riding in the underside of our Grandma’s car one day.  We begged to keep her and she moved into our hearts.  Years later when she died, we got another white cat.  We named her Whitey.  She lived a very long life, well into […]

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Ode to the Ash

Get along little ash, get along I’m sorry you just don’t belong We gave you a chance You wouldn’t tap dance Get along little ash, get along – You couldn’t keep up with the pace And we chose you to win in the race Playing dead every year Didn’t work for you, dear So an […]

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Can You Spare a Twenty?

Have you ever had this happen to you?  You’re filling your car with gas, or walking into a church building, or working away on the job site… and someone walks up to you with their story. They’re stranded in the town. They’ve got to get to another town.  There is always a family member involved… […]

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Honeysuckle Hedge

If you don’t have a honeysuckle hedge… I send my condolences.  How I love mine! It’s been a long day.  It’s been a long stretch of something… a week, a month… I don’t know.  But we’ve been hitting it hard trying to squeeze it all in. I had a couple of meetings to “deal with” […]

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