Archive for the ‘Field Days’ Category


I See Her

You will see us smiling with our Styrofoam cups from Pat’s. I will order a Vanilla Coke –  she first taught me about when I was a kid – and she has “never heard of it”. You will see her commenting on Facebook. I will watch her place trembling hands to the keyboard, then put […]

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Tex New Mex Rocks

Oh my goodness!  I’m so caught up in this new hobby.  I’m not always one to jump on the bandwagon, but this one grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. Here’s the quick story.   My cousin moved to Ohio and found a painted rock at the library.  She kept telling us about this rock thing.  […]

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Wish Number Four

Pie in the sky, baby.  Pie in the sky. This shall be my final wish for the wish list. Circumstances and hard work have brought some mighty exciting adventures my way.  We’ve hiked to amazing destinations, rubbed shoulders with some dignitaries, dined on foie gras, sailed the high seas.  I’ve loved every minute. But grand […]

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Wish Number Three

This summer I was blessed with two very special “firsts”.  They were sweet scenarios.  Little spaces in time that I hope to remember always.  Since they were so special, I want to put moments like this on my wish list for a happy and fulfilled life.   I wish you the joy of first moments.   […]

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Wish Number Two

Somewhere in your lifetime filled with hopes and dreams… I hope you’ll save room for a stray kitten.  Yes, I wish you a stray kitten. There have been a few years in my life (very few) when I’ve not had a cat.  And all my cats have come to my porch as little lost souls, […]

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Wish Number One

I really don’t care for the term “bucket list”.  There’s no romantic flow to the thought of kicking the bucket.  So I always cringe a little bit at the notion, but I do enjoy reading the happy goals my friends set for themselves before they die.   With that in mind, I’m going to write […]

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My Amazing Grandma

My grandparents are always in my heart.  Our family recently sold the furniture store building, which means the memories flood our souls.  The photo was taken there.  Grandma and my niece, Lizzie.   I’ll share a letter I wrote for Grandma years ago. ~ Grandma’s Mother’s Day Gift 1995 Relaxed… trying to think of the […]

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Love a Lovely Table

If I could step back into my childhood for just a few days, I’d love to take my cell phone with me. And this is what I’d do…   I would take so many photos in the kitchen. I’d get my parents making breakfast and dropping battered squash slices, fresh from the garden, into the […]

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My Charming Nana

Nana was born on this day in 1915. I’m thinking of her today, and enjoyed reading this letter I wrote for her 21 years ago. ~ Nana’s Mother’s Day Gift, 1995 Charming… this seems to be the perfect word to describe my Nana.   I can easily call to mind countless examples of Nana adding […]

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When the Garland Comes Down

  It’s the first thing I decorate.  Right after Thanksgiving, my wonderful stair railings are covered in draping greenery, velvet poinsettias, red feathered birds of all sizes, huge gold Christmas balls, swirling gold ribbon.  And it’s the last thing to come down.  I put it off for as long possible because it’s just so special.  […]

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Endurance of Eliza

   ~ This precious tiny girl defined our summer. She taught us all how to endure a terrible ordeal. How to fight battles. How to smile through pain. How to embrace each new day.   Eliza, you’re an amazing baby girl. So thankful you’re my little cousin, and so thankful you’ve come so far in […]

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Cute Socks and Heavy Cream

I’m having a week.  Monday was a bear, and Tuesday has proven to be a Monday all over again. On top of the regular misery that isn’t worth mentioning, my blog suffered a major setback thanks to web-hosting and domain-pointing errors that make no sense to me. The good thing is, I haven’t written on […]

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