Tag Archives: birthday

A Date With History

Chris will be turning sixty-one on January 31, but I don’t think he’s celebrating birthdays in heaven.  Twenty-four years after his death, I still pause on this day and wonder if his baby face would have aged well, if his … Continue reading

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I can count on one hand the amount of awards I have received.  But on my 53nd birthday, just this past Saturday, December 14th, I received my first nomination for The Versatile Bloggers Award from my new blogger friend Suzanne … Continue reading

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A Midlife Crisis or a Moment of Sanity?

You know who they are:  your crazy aunt who is suddenly wearing mini-skirts and dying her hair three shades of magenta so she can fit in with her teenagers.  Your middle-aged boss whose seen having liquid lunches with one of the secretaries a … Continue reading

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Remembering Through Rituals and Traditions

Golden apple pie with sauce oozing through the lattice-topped crust; the cinnamon sugar  topping of pistachio nut bread crunching between my teeth; say the words Grandma Helen’s, and I become Pavlov’s dog as I recall her ritual of showing her … Continue reading

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