Category Archives: Aging

The Elephant Cake

A sob erupted deep within and tears rolled down my cheeks. Not one to cry easily, my reaction to seeing the “with picture” elephant cake recipe caught me by surprise. Especially since I was looking for Christmas cookie ideas. Although … Continue reading

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The Challenge

He said it as a challenge rather than a command. I pondered his words. The challenge seemed simple, or was it? How hard could it be to

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Some things never change. Decades ago Art Linkletter penned the book, Kids Say the Darndest Things, using quips from the children on his show, Art Linkletter’s House Party. And kids today still say the darndest things, as several tykes recently … Continue reading

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The In-law Cometh

She only came to help, to watch the grandkids for a few days while Son and Daughter-in-law (henceforth referred to as THEY or THEM) enjoyed a time away. She didn’t mean to mess up things, it just happened. It began … Continue reading

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The Unexpected

I spied it at a garage sale as Hubby and I drove to the bank. Although not quite what I was looking for, it would work – after a face-lift. Hubby NEVER stops, or even slows, when passing a garage … Continue reading

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The Almost Vacation

We had great plans for our week of vacation…hiking, kayaking, biking, a motorcycle ride. But the reasoning behind taking the week before Memorial Day off resided in getting a jump on “summer-izing” the house and yard. A work and play … Continue reading

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Friendship and Backpacking

We reconnected at a sad time, her mother’s funeral. During the intervening fifteen years, she had changed from a cute teenager into a woman with inner and outer beauty. Now married and the mother of three, her days focused on … Continue reading

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