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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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