Category Archives: Family

Moving Dreams

This week’s question: “Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going?” Oh, yes indeed, I have dreamt! I would not have said that when I was young. I grew up outside of … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Karen Rose Smith

When I started reading Karen Rose Smith’s new mystery, “Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes”, I knew I wanted to ask her to be my guest. Little did I know that the new book in her new series was nearly her … Continue reading

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Children’s Stories, Lost and Found

Our topic this week is: What book from your childhood left the biggest impression? Which book would you love to read again? Seems to me we did a similar topic a few years ago, However, there are so many that … Continue reading

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Country AND Western

The title of this post is part of a famous line in the original “Blues Brothers” movie. The brothers and band were faking their way into a gig in a bar and asked what kind of music they played there. … Continue reading

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Today we are asked to talk about our favorite ways to relax. I don’t know that I ever truly relax. I have a lot on my mind. Sitting still is not relaxing to me. I am writing this in advance, … Continue reading

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Putting My Feet Up

The last two months of the year are traditionally busy ones. At least they are in my world. Like most parents and grandparents, I’m busy getting my home ready for the holidays. As a professor, I’m finishing a semester, so … Continue reading

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Robbed of a Robe

This week, a few weeks before Christmas, we are discussing the favorite gifts that we have given. The idea was mine. When we make schedules here at 4F, 1H, we split it into three-month blocks so that we each take … Continue reading

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