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Magic Candy

On Valentine’s Day a couple of years ago my husband bought me a half pound of See’s chocolate covered caramels — he knows that I consider this the best candy of all time, hands...

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Repost: Beauty Is in the Eye

WordPress was having tech issues. Reposting yesterday’s blog entry:   There was a young woman I knew a long time ago. She had lank brown hair, her clothes were misshapen and out of style....

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A Beautiful Send-Off

We knew an arborist who died a couple of years ago.  He wanted to be buried in a plain pine box without being embalmed, and after a bunch of searching he located a cemetery...

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Full English Breakfast

Last year my husband and I spent a few weeks in Great Britain.  The people were super friendly and we had a great time. Naturally we ate a fair number of traditional meat pies...

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Intervention

I know quite a few people who are hanging on to their old flip phone rather than switching to a so-called smart phone.  For some it seems to be a dislike of change.  For...

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Bats in the Belfry

When I was fourteen and babysitting for my brother’s kids, a small brown bat came down the chimney in his living room and sat there stunned, in the cold empty hearth.  It was late...

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Weighing In

The bathroom scale was not my friend last week.  I had gone for a long time without getting on it and when I finally did, I was convinced it must be wrong.  I remember...

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Grand Coulee

The Grand Coulee Dam is ninety miles west of where we live. We’d passed it plenty of times, even gawked at it up close yet had never taken a tour. I decided it was...

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Plan Ahead

My husband does not like to plan ahead.  He loves to quote the old military saying, “to plan ahead is to plan twice”. I learned this a few hours after we were married —...

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Here Kitty, Kitty…..

I called our cat this morning and wondered why it is that cats all seem to respond to “kitty, kitty, kitty”.  People who speak other languages — how do they call their cats? In...

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