Category Archives: Family

When your dog dies

When your dog dies… “I could give you some medication for him. It would alleviate some of the pain, but…” I knew when I hugged him that it would be for the last time. Cradled in my oldest son’s arms, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve – the longest day of the year!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve – the longest day of the year – especially if you are a parent! It’s December 23, and if you are a parent, today is – without a doubt – the longest day of the year. I … Continue reading

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Autumn, Grief and Season of Change

Life is a season of change… This morning I had the privilege of watching my granddaughters before school started. It was a “late start day,” which used to cause me some angst in the mornings. I know it messes up … Continue reading

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Good Memories and a Smile

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” Author Unknown Looking out the kitchen window, I watched my two granddaughters playing basketball with their uncles – my sons. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d watch my boys out that … Continue reading

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I would have told her

It has been almost a year since our youngest child graduated from high school. One year of college down – where did that time go? Prom pictures and senior photos are starting to pop up on social media, and it’s … Continue reading

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When Turkeys Fly – Thanksgiving Disasters

It’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. And of course, this is the time of year we are most sentimental with memories of holidays past, like when turkeys fly. The past few days, I have to … Continue reading

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Thanks by accident

“This year, I am going to blog a funny story for Thanksgiving instead of the usual “I am grateful for…” I told my husband. And I got busy typing and editing a memorable family story. To share a funny accident. … Continue reading

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Adjusting to fall

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s I caught a glimpse of her from across the way. She stopped to check her phone, not knowing where we … Continue reading

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Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the Fourth of July already? Oh my, that means summer is in full swing, and that we are half-way through the year! Yikes!

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Great father and great memories

“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.” – Harlan Coben I’ve come to the realization that Father’s … Continue reading

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