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Traveling Angels

When the sun is shining, angels are traveling.  I don’t know the origin of the expression but I loved the sound of it when someone told it to me.  Of course, it didn’t hurt...

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Them Bones, Them Bones

It rained on and off for two days — good long soaking rains — and after the horrifically hot summer and so many deadly, scorching fires here in the Northwest, it was lovely.  I...

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Little Book Lost

I got an email from the library yesterday morning, saying that I had had a particular book for so long that it now was listed as missing.  The library sends a cautionary email a...

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School Supplies

At the start of the school year I happened to be in an office supply store and saw a woman buying a large stack of black and white composition notebooks.  They were on sale...

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Halloween Advice

We usually don’t get any trick or treaters out where we live and for someone who loves Halloween as much as I do, it’s a teensy bit disappointing. I always buy candy, just in...

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Wet Floors

My hands dripped water across the floor as I walked from the sink to the air dryer in a public bathroom a couple of weeks ago and I puzzled over who in the world...

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Expectation Versus Reality

We had a veterinarian neighbor many years ago who together with his girlfriend, loved to do holiday things for our kids — like decorating a tree in the front yard with hanging plastic candy-filled...

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Garlic

The other day on Facebook I saw a posting explaining the difference between garlic grown in this country or imported from China.  The Chinese may harvest perfectly good garlic yet I prefer to buy...

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Seeing Red

For a long time I’ve wanted one of those cozy-looking red and black checked flannel shirts. I’ve studied them in different stores and catalogs and haven’t made the plunge, though my lumberjack persona continues...

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