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WHAT IF?

As I entered a public building, I saw a little girl, about six or seven maybe, sitting on a bench outside the door.  I asked her if she needed help; she said no, her mother told her to sit there … Continue reading

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LEAVE THINGS BETTER

Mr. Jackson was a traditional fellow, practicing things his mother taught, like the Golden Rule and respect the elderly. He also went to schools that studied master poets and writers. He loved old poets, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Emerson. Mom gave … Continue reading

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GRANDMOTHERING

It is time to put my mind to the Thanksgiving/Christmas family times.  Thanksgiving is November 25 and Christmas is December 25.  At least that is on the calendar for 2021.  Dr. Fauci may be cancelling but most of us have … Continue reading

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PRE-LOVED FLATWARE

For twenty years I have displayed pre-loved flatware on a large doily on my wall. These 19th century utensils were used by my Great Grandmother Moore. They were passed on to me from my grandmother. The large doily was crocheted … Continue reading

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FIVE GENERATIONS

The Sam/Oneta Hayes family tree grew another branch this year. (He is a little twig right now but growing rapidly.) Five generations with the head being a man is rather unusual I think. Most five generation pictures I see are … Continue reading

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AUTOGRAPHED CABINET

The cabinet above belonged to my Great-grandmother Moore; it is now in the possession of my sister. Our grandchildren are now able to read some of the highlights of day. The notations are written on the inside of the two … Continue reading

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THAT DRIVES ME TO DRINK

I made a reservation to have my fingernails done. Noon tomorrow? Okay, fine. About 15 minutes later I got a call asking if I could come in at 4:00 today. Okay, fine. I arrived on time. The place was full … Continue reading

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SO DIFFERENT TO BE SO MUCH ALIKE

Aunt Delma’s birthday was last week. As usual I am remembering late. I am cut/paste the blog from five years ago. In this cancel culture time, I dare say there are a lot of bigots who have pegged Aunt Delma … Continue reading

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LEAVING A LEGACY

The top image is the news release about a class I was teaching at the Senior Center a few years ago. The second, below, was the first page of my teaching plans. It was an eight week course. It was … Continue reading

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WELCOME, WEE ONE

Great-great-grandmother – As the ebb and flow of life Brings me Oliver! _______________ Picture is my real great-great grandson. Adorable, huh? _______________ Written for Ronavan A weekly haiku challenge by Ronavan Writes

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