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Then And Now VIII
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      4 comments

I used to do everything the hard way and really enjoyed it. For decades I had a big vegetable garden, canned or froze produce, made almost everything edible from scratch and cleaned my house from stem to stern. I had energy and was very health... Read more
Then And Now VII
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      4 comments

When I or one of my loved ones went through a difficult time I would eat anything that didn't move. Obviously, that didn't do a bit of good and it certainly didn't put me in a frame of mind where I would be any the better to handle the situatio... Read more
Then And Now VI
Monday, February 20, 2017      5 comments

I used to look ahead, longing for things to be other than what they were, dreaming of things I would like to do or have, I wasn't satisfied with what I had and wanted more and wanted better. Nothing wrong with that, but when my wishes or dream... Read more
Then And Now V
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      8 comments

I used to hold a grudge forever. If someone bullied me or was insensitive, selfish or mean spirited it would hurt me deeply and I'd carry that hurt with me like a badge of courage. My reaction most often was to avoid the person, to have as lit... Read more
Then And Now IV
Saturday, January 28, 2017      9 comments

Most of my life I was very serious. Even as a child I functioned like a little adult. My life wasn't dire, but it was difficult. I hardly ever laughed, took everything to heart, and never stopped to smell the roses. My life from young adulth... Read more
Then And Now III
Saturday, January 14, 2017      5 comments

I was always very frugal. I had to pinch pennies from the time I was little and got my 25 cents / week allowance. Even back then it didn't go very far. That would get me into a movie or a couple of ice cream cones. The thought of throwing a... Read more
Then And Now II
Thursday, December 29, 2016      5 comments

I have undergone a major transformation over the years. From my earliest years up until about seven years ago I relied heavily on what people thought of me. I wanted to be loved, liked, admired. I wanted people to think highly of me: my fami... Read more
Then And Now
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      8 comments

As I look back at my life I see major changes. With regard to my personal relationships, I have evolved from a tentative, insecure young lady to a mature, independent woman. From childhood till middle age I was fearful of being alone. I needed... Read more
Good Wishes For All
Friday, December 23, 2016      4 comments

I've met so many good people on Spark and I want to wish you all a joyous holiday and happiness throughout the year. May you realize your most precious dreams in 2017.... Read more
It's All Relative
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      7 comments

When I was a child I was very poor. Actually, I was very poor for years after i was married, so poor, in fact, that we didn't have to pay income tax for 11 years. Gifts were always modest by necessity. As our income improved the gifts were mo... Read more
That Ratty Old Thing
Friday, December 16, 2016      9 comments

I am horrible for our economy. I hate to shop, and when I do I specifically look for clearance or deeply discounted merchandise. What's more, I seem to hold on to things forever. For instance, I have two winter robes that I have had for y... Read more
Did You Ever Look Up Friends From Childhood?
Sunday, December 11, 2016      8 comments

I decided to look up my childhood best friend last week. Well, I found her. Sadly, she died of Alzheimer's about 3 years ago. That shook me up. I just can't get it though my head that people I know or knew are dying. We go through our youth... Read more
Whew!
Saturday, December 10, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday my car was deader than a doornail. I was thinking that the electrical system and/ or a computer chip may have gone I might be facing costly repairs. The SUV is 2009 with only 23,600 miles on it and the question is does it pay to have... Read more
Back To Basics
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      5 comments

This morning I made oatmeal raisin cookies using just a wooden spoon. You know, it was tough going and I worked up a sweat. Laughing about it now. I have few electrical kitchen gadgets. The one I use most is my immersion blender. To a... Read more
Just Wondering
Saturday, December 03, 2016      6 comments

December is upon us and with each day in every place we are reminded that Christmas is on the way. I think about those who have lost dear ones, about those who are struggling, about those who have nobody and of those who are suffering. How muc... Read more

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