Category Archives: Good Old Days

Reminiscing, memories, family stories

K is for Kickdown

kickdown is a way of achieving quick acceleration when needed by sharply pressing the accelerator pedal right down causing a quick change down to the next lower gear. To return to the higher gear, ease the pressure off the accelerator pedal. This … Continue reading

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Zuzu’s petals (or the past returns)

While we were living in Brussels, Belgium, my younger sister came for a visit. She was in college and taking a break to visit us and our new baby. In church one Sunday she met a young returned missionary* who … 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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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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Instant Investigations

When I was in elementary school I had a detective agency with my best friend, Sara.  We roamed around our small town solving “crimes” and basically sticking our noses into other people’s business. I lost track of Sara when we went … Continue reading

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House I Never Lived In

  When I was about 12 years old my family moved to a neighboring town from where I had grown up. In the house-hunting phase, I still remember with clarity one of the houses we didn’t buy. It was at … Continue reading

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False Memory

  One of my earliest memories is of an incident that happened in my childhood. I was about 7 or 8 at the time and living on a rural road in a small community. A group of us children were playing … Continue reading

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Endearments

  Having family around during the holidays reminded me of something lacking in my relationship with Husband. My daughters and their spouses all have terms of endearment for each other, “Babe” being the predominant sobriquet of choice. We have never … Continue reading

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10 Things of Thankful #85

Not MY #85, but joining in at Considerings for the 10 Things of Thankful feature. Here’s my offering: 1. Good wishes from co-workers during a stressful time. 2. Yummy vegetable soup for lunch, made by a friend who happens to … Continue reading

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Lexicography–Secret Names

The Daily Prompt was an easy one for me today. Our family makes up words–names, actually–for each member of our family. It started when my husband was a child. His father made up “secret names” for each of the 6 … Continue reading

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