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It’s March Madness, or Is It?

Far from the maddening crowd I wake to the wonderment of this day.  Many thoughts fill my mind as I reflect back seven years ago to the most disastrous day of my life. What started out to be an exciting day of March Madness Tournament play for the Pac 10 basketball conference truly turned into…

Brother Sister Time

I’ve come to truly appreciate my brother. He’s my confidant, my cheerleader and my constant supporter. We are just 20 months apart. Yes, I am the older sister. We’ve shared the happiest of happy times and also the saddest of sad times.  Both of us have lost our spouses. I am happy to say that…

Forever Grateful for My Dad

This blog is unlike anything I have written in the past.  I was going through my attic to see if I could find some Military memories from my dad in honor of Veteran’s Day tomorrow.  What I found instead was the story of his life.  It is beautifully handwritten in his perfect capitalized printing, in…

Looking Back at Grandma’s House

I was having a phone conversation with my cousin Brent, yesterday.  He lives a few hours away from me and we don’t see each other as often as we’d like.  My father was one of 11 children. His mother, my Auntie Reeva, is the last surviving member of that family tree, she is the youngest….

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Do you remember the Randy Newman song from Toy Story, You’ve Got A Friend In Me? Here are a few of the lyrics: You’ve got a friend in me You’ve got a friend in me When the road looks rough ahead And you’re miles and miles from your nice warm bed You just remember what…

Live Long and Prosper

People come into our lives in a variety of ways. Our family and friends are a tremendous resource that leads to a full and rich life.  Sometimes the people we also love and admire are from a distance, as in the case of Leonard Nimoy. Iconic words that are always attached to him… Live Long…

Sadness In The Yard

You know, I’ve spent a lot of time talking about my Wild Kingdom.  My love for the wild birds started sometime ago.  Actually, as I reflect back, this feeding habit started after my husband died in 2009.  He wouldn’t have liked the mess that all these birds can cause, mostly sweeping up seeds and peanut…

My Medicare Reunion

This past week was the build up to about a year and half worth of planning for a special high school reunion.  What made it so unique was the occasion.  This was not one of those reunions that meet every 5 years, although we do…This was a follow up reunion from the 45th just 2…

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