Category Archives: Family

Special moments with those I love–both here and departed!

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  My Honey’s life has always been much more stressful than mine, whether it was his military career vs. my stay-at-home-mom world, or our most recent jobs working for a library system–he in HR and me as a library manager (“Oh! … Continue reading

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Unpolished nails, or Who do you think you are?

  Back in high school, my best friend and cousin, Shelley chose me as her subject for an English essay. She read the essay to me and I was struck by how well she described me. Although I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Translation, please!

  “Do you want to play Bananagrams with me?” “Sure.” “Well, if you don’t want to, we can do something else…” “I said, ‘Sure!’” “No, you said, ‘sure.’ ‘Sure’ means no…” “Okay….now I know. Yes! I want to play Bananagrams … Continue reading

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Synchronized Reading

  I was in the library reading “Big Stone Gap” by Adriana Trigiani in preparation for a book talk I was going to present. In the story the protagonist recounts the history behind their town. Seems it was famous for … Continue reading

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Riddle (of a genealogical nature)

  Charles Pierre Pare and Marie Josephe Lessart marry and have…22 children; several born in the same year, only a few months apart. How is this possible? > > > Answer: It’s not. Two brothers, Charles and Pierre Pare, marry … Continue reading

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Question

  It was day three in Rome and my daughter and I were feeling pretty good with our attempts to use public transportation and find our way to various sites. We were walking down a street and were suddenly approached … Continue reading

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Psalms

On Sunday December 29, 2004, there was a .9 earthquake in Asia that caused a Tsunami, which took the lives of 80,000+ people. At the same time, freak rains in California were causing floods and destroying large areas. Husband and … Continue reading

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One of a kind

  In our travels while in the military, we thought we wanted to collect wood carvings. At a street fair in Innsbruck, Austria, we came across a vendor with a lovely carving of a woodcutter. Perfect! It was the only one … Continue reading

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Nine-One-One

  My Honey and I had never called 9-1-1 before, until one day, when we both had occasion to call, independent of one another. I was working at the Southworth Library when a patron rushed up to the desk reporting that … Continue reading

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Missing

I once had a cat Cookie was her name When I called to her She rarely came… One day I called And that was that– I no longer had a cat. A few months went by, Still filled with grief … Continue reading

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