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Making Memories

Did you ever try to create a memory? It’s tough to do … When I was a teen and my siblings were younger, our family took an extended camping trip across the country for 8 weeks. We didn’t know it at … Continue reading

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The Old House

Once a source of warmth and light, the old house is cold and dark now. Still generating familiar sights and smells, instead of bringing joy, they now only create an aching sense of emptiness and loss. I find it hard … Continue reading

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Sometimes Things Just Work Out Right

Sometimes things just work out exactly the way you’d planned them. When that happens, you owe it to yourself to mark the occasion and to remember it. Down the road, you’ll find yourself caught up in a frustrating situation … … Continue reading

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Decompression

Have you got big plans for The Fourth” ?? Beginning at 5 o’clock this afternoon, I begin a week-long vacation from work. I say “from work”, because I don’t plan to go anywhere or do anything particularly special. This is … Continue reading

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Seeing Jesse Smile

I’ve been thinking lately about seeing Jesse smile. Lately I’ve been wishing she’d stay home for a while. I miss her when she leaves me and sometimes when she’s here. I see her smile so seldom before it disappears.      … Continue reading

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Wayne is Going Home Soon …

“Cancer … ”  That’s what he said with a blank stare and a resignation in his voice that caught me off guard and left me speechless for a moment. Wayne had been feeling ill for weeks.  You could see that … Continue reading

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Okay, so … We Got a White “Day-after-Christmas”

It didn’t happen quite as planned … We’d anticipated getting our first significant Christmas Day snow ever, but as it turned out the storm was late arriving and we didn’t get any accumulation until after midnight, so technically we didn’t … Continue reading

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Thoughts Upon the Prospect of My First White Christmas

So, it just might happen!  They say there’s an excellent chance! For the first time in my life and for only the second time in recorded history, the Raleigh area of North Carolina may have a White Christmas. When I … Continue reading

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If You Know What THIS Is … You May be getting OLD!

WHAT is this!?       Anybody know? If you were a child in the late 1950’s, you can’t help but recognize it. This is something I used to stare at every Saturday morning from about 6 o’clock a.m. until maybe 8 … Continue reading

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My Awesome Weekend … (and my crappy Monday)

I had a great weekend, but Monday at work has started off badly.  I hate it when that happens!   Oh, nevermind, I’m not going to talk about that right now. My weekend was so awesome that I’ll concentrate on that … Continue reading

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