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Category Archives: Family

Time To ‘Fess Up

Yesterday, like most days since our son left for college, I did not want to go to the grocery store. We needed very little, and truly I believed they were all things we could do without for the rest of our lives. Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food, Memories, Shopping | 3 Comments

Fully Outfitted

One of the upsides to getting a new used car is the act of cleaning out the old car and deciding who you are going to be in the new car. I’m going to be with Roscoe. Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Family, Memories | 6 Comments

Standing Alone

Today, much like a day months before that, I sat by myself while a family member stood alone to protect all that she holds dear. It has been over 20 years since I stood in a court room alone; the last time I was alone in a hospital bed, they handed me a baby of my own. Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Family, Relationships | 12 Comments

Missing Persons

I am not a total slacker. I decorated for Christmas. Admittedly, the other holidays are seeing a marked reduction in decoration of the home. Continue reading

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He Would Have Been Horrified

Rain was changing to snow. The temperature had dropped fifteen degrees in less than an hour. It was dark. We were still two hours from home. The highway I was on was familiar but not memorized. I was not wearing socks. Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Travel | 8 Comments

Giving Thanks

We are indeed thankful. In so many ways, and for so many reasons. We wish you the most delicious and peaceful Thanksgiving. Ever. Continue reading

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Brick-And-Mortar

I said something a couple days ago and it has been bumping around in my head since. I think I should share it. Continue reading

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The Itch and The Dread

I have labeled this mental activity “The Itch and The Dread,” and I have been building comparisons in my mind for more than a few days. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Memories, Mental Health | 12 Comments

One For Each Decade

And still, my sister – along with a bounty of other sneaks and fibbers – surprised me five times on Monday, the day of my 50th birthday. Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Family, Sisters | 8 Comments

The Second Question Asked

He gave me The Look. You know The Look. He was saying to me silently, “Does everything have a story?” He knew the answer and was playing dumb just so I would respond to The Look. So I played along. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Environment, Family, Friends, Gardening, Gifts, Memories | 8 Comments