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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      4 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      7 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
Saturday, December 10, 2016      3 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
In Search of My Roots
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      7 comments

Ancestry has a special going. They will analyze your DNA for 30% off the regular price. I've often wondered about my roots. Have you? Anyway, I ordered a kit and will see where it takes me. I think my DNA will be very homogenous, but who kn... Read more
Counting All Our Blessings
Thursday, November 24, 2016      5 comments

We have a tradition in our family for Thanksgiving. After dinner we all write down all those things for which we are thankful. Each item is on a separate piece of paper. We put all the papers in a box and go around the table, each person read... Read more
A Small Miracle
Sunday, November 20, 2016      9 comments

I guess we all have our favorite pig out food. Mine is chips...salty crunchies. A week or so ago a friend came over and brought me a treat...a small 1 portion bag of potato chips. It sat in the house for a week and last night I opened it. Wh... Read more
Taken In Again!
Thursday, November 10, 2016      6 comments

I have an Apple computer. Yesterday I had all sorts of pop-ups and so I called what I thought was the Apple support. Long story short...it wasn't. When they tried to sell me something I hung up....but...not before I had given them remote acc... Read more
Feeling Helpless
Sunday, November 06, 2016      4 comments

I do what I can when I can, but there is so much to be done, so many in need of help. Whether it is strangers who are suffering the ravages of war or cataclysmic weather, devastating hardships, and physical catastrophes, or family and friends w... Read more

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