Author: Mary Kunkel

Walking on Water

I grew up not far from Lake Superior but never heard of its “ice road” until two weeks ago. During much of the year, a ferry runs between mainland Wisconsin and the town of...

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What’s in a Name?

Pretty much everybody above a certain age complains about forgetting words.  It’s a common curse of getting older. Remembering names is something on which I’ve always prided myself but now that seem to be...

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And They Call It Puppy Love

And They Call It Puppy Love

A couple of weeks ago, we brought home a twelve-week old terror, oops……..I mean terrier…… puppy.  Our beloved Cinnamon died last spring and for so long, I couldn’t even bear to think of getting...

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In My Own Honor

I hear that writing your own obituary has become popular and in fact, I know a couple of people who have already prepared theirs. I have mixed feelings about it. One person’s explanation that...

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Heaven on Earth

Almost every time I walk in the mornings, I pass the same smiling older man, walking his dogs and going in the opposite direction. He has two large, good natured dogs who pull him...

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Six at a Time

At a memorial service, the daughter of the woman who had passed away told a delightful story about her mother, who was my friend. She described the stove that her mother had in their...

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Planning Ahead

I am a planner-aheader. I’m much more comfortable if I have a firm idea of what I’m going to do and when I’m going to do it. My husband, on the other hand, is...

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On the Road Again

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a gypsy. The Spanish word for a gypsy woman is “gitana” and I know this because I looked it up for my language...

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Six Geese A-Flying

I’m pretty sure I talked about this phenomenon another time but I was re-impressed when the other day I saw it again. In the song, it’s “six geese a-laying” but the geese that I...

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It Takes All Kinds

Last week, while I was sitting in the waiting room in a medical office, a man in a chair across the room from me solemnly told me it’s a proven fact that Meryl Streep...

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