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Reverse Logic

A while ago I wrote about the difficulty I was having, learning to back up our small trailer.  On a recent trip, we stopped at an Amish roadside stand in western Minnesota and while...

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New Shoes

I have loved shoes for as long as I can remember but didn’t think I had a problem until one day my husband casually referred to me as “Imelda” — as in Imelda Marcos, the...

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Saving

I spent this past week cleaning out my husband’s mother’s condo.  Like so many people of that era, she rarely threw anything away and I doggedly faced closets filled with shelves of saved grocery...

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Early Bird

I was talking with a friend about a good time for us to meet for breakfast and we chose an earlier hour than we probably would have, years ago.  “These days I get up...

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Caffeine Low

I gave up caffeine nearly two years ago and was not happy when I saw the headline inside yesterday’s newspaper that read,  “High caffeine intake could prevent dementia, study hints”.  As if I needed...

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On the Road

I just got back from a wonderful sixteen day road trip, which only intensified my long standing desire to apply for a job like Charles Kuralt used to have. My husband, our dog and I...

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Hindsight is Twenty-Twenty

A bunch of years ago when we were having a bathroom remodeled, the workmen took out the existing toilet and put it in the driveway, intending to haul it off when installation of the new...

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Sweet Remembrance

Not long ago I was invited to a memorial service for my friend Molly, who died this past December.  The date was chosen because it would have been her sixty-ninth birthday. The place was...

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Speaking of Plumbing………..

I used to have a plumber who was the loudest talker I’ve ever encountered.  He was the nicest man imaginable and was excellent at his job yet he spoke so loudly that it literally...

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Moving Along

My husband and I are thinking of moving.  We’re trying to decide if we’re ready to say goodbye to the house we’ve lived in for the past twenty-eight years and look for something smaller....

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