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If You Don't Change Anything, Nothing Will Ever Change!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      7 comments

I remember a silly old story. A guy went to the doctor, and complained, "Doc, whenever I do this, it hurts." The doctor told him, "Stop doing that." As I read blogs today, I'm reminded of that story, and other similar ones. One per... Read more

A Great Honeybee Rescue

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      10 comments

The rainy season is going strong in the Southwest High Desert where I live. Each afternoon, clouds develop and we get an evening thunder shower. The air feels fresh and cool, and I spend hours outside, gardening, watching birds and enjoying ... Read more

Esther Finally Finds Bohemia

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      6 comments

Nearly everyone in America is a descendent of immigrants. That is one of the things that makes Americans such an interesting people. Our ancestors came from everywhere, and combined their religions, foods, music and habits into a new whole. ... Read more

A Strange Day at the Nature Preserve

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      9 comments

My yard is a certified wildlife habitat, something I'm rather proud of. Sometimes, nature doesn't exactly follow what I had planned. I discovered several missing plants in my walled garden. Later I found a baby cottontail had slipped ... Read more

The Southwest Uniform

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      5 comments

When I was young, I often traveled on airlines. Flying was luxurious, with comfortable upholstered seats, fine dining and everyone using their company manners. Women wore dresses, and men, jackets and ties. In those days, the flight attendan... Read more

This Scale Is My Good Buddy

Sunday, April 06, 2014      14 comments

It is actually one of my oldest acquaintances! It came into my house in 1970, early in my first pregnancy. I bought it at K-Mart for $6.99. It went up with me till the baby was born in August, then along with me, went back down. ... Read more

Bill Cosby on Life

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      10 comments

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. Once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.... Read more

Unusual Valentine Story

Friday, February 14, 2014      4 comments

Here is the the touching "how we met" story of an acquaintance. www.baltimoresun.com/hea
lth/bs-hs-cancer-valentine
-20140213,0,7511512,full.story Best wishes to all sweethearts on this special day!... Read more

Perhaps There IS Justice in the Universe

Tuesday, February 11, 2014      10 comments

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious, honking her horn ... Read more

How's this for motivation???

Wednesday, February 05, 2014      11 comments

My daughter-in-law is a Girl Scout leader. My son just sent me this picture of his exercise area. How many of us could exercise effectively while gazing across hundreds ... Read more

The Boy Offered to Be My Gigolo !!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      24 comments

My husband Gene was a lot of fun. He was a great tease. He loved puns and practical jokes. Such a kidder! Unfortunately, he smoked for 55 years, and the last few months of his life, he was visited by kidney cancer, stroke, and ultimate... Read more

Holiday Recycling!

Friday, December 20, 2013      11 comments

I have so many friends, and they make the season full of so much cheer. Happy me! I love having people come by with greetings and gifts. But, I have to face the fact that I'm not fit to be left alone in a room full of goodies. ... Read more

Mother, This Mug's For You!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013      16 comments

During the holiday season, I often find myself visiting, in my memory, with loved ones lost. I had a remarkable childhood, as I came to understand more fully while writing the family history for my grandchildren. My childhood home was... Read more

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Saturday, November 23, 2013      12 comments

For years, I wouldn't eat sweet potatoes. With all the marshmallow, butter and sugar, they were just "YUCKY!" Then I found this recipe, and discovered that sweet potatoes could be delicious (and healthful, too!) four sweet potatoes (abou... Read more


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