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THE MAKING OF “me”

(A copy and paste from four years ago – instead of eighty-one, I’m now eighty-five and Alayna is twenty-six.) The browning album crackled from the weight of the fading pictures as my grandchildren turned the page of the wonderland that … Continue reading

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LET’S CHAT

Let’s chat about downsizing.   I invited some friends over for lunch last week.  As I set the table for three, I considered downsizing where it really hurts.  Sixty years ago having lunch together meant husbands and kids also.  Fourteen of … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL THE WHISTLE SAY TODAY?

Feeling chilly Fran put the teapot on and went back to her warm bed. Six years ago Jim bought the whistling teapot.   They lay in bed many mornings fitting words to the rhythm of its whistle.   Silly things, kiddie things.  … Continue reading

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OF HEAVEN, HELL, AND WALMART BAGS

I can’t read so I will write.  Let me explain.  I’ve been to the ophthalmologist and my eyes are still too diluted to read much.  Since my eyes don’t work well, I will see what my brain and fingers can … Continue reading

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MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, BOB

This is a bit of my present project.  Organizing Hayes family pictures along with history and stories.  Bob Hayes is Sammy’s – my husband’s – little brother.  He was here last week so I got some information and memories from … Continue reading

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THE LEANING TREE

  1952:  With girlish glee I measured my adolescent growth by the Leaning Tree. 1955:  Four inches taller but I still walked straight as I passed under the Leaning Tree. 1956:  My sixteenth birthday pictures were taken under the branch … Continue reading

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AS THE YEARS GO BY

What can you do to add a pleasant roundness to your years – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter? Cultivate and follow principles that lead to laughter and devotion to a cause. When you go to bed at night, formulate the … Continue reading

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BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE GET OLD

NOTE:  I question whether this is in poor taste.   I am not being cynical, making light of a problem, nor being humorous.   I am exaggerating, but I am recognizing that this kind of problem exists.  We need more medical research … Continue reading

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THE DAY AFTER

So yesterday has been here and now is today.  I find I’m only one day older than I was yesterday, even though I had to add a year.  Does that seem right?  At least it explains how the years roll … Continue reading

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PASSING YEARS

The years have turned to decades; The decades, to scores. Age can bind the body But still love’s spirit soars. I’ve loved Him since I was but a child. He’s my friend when the storms are wild. When forsaken by … Continue reading

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