Category Archives: Life

Christmas, Once Again

“How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” Ch-ch-ch-changes! My mother decorated early. We always got a huge Christmas tree, one carefully selected and as close to prefect as possible. Seriously, my generally tight-fisted, … Continue reading

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Line in the Sand, or Footprints?

“What is the bravest/scariest thing you have ever done?” This is a hard one, as I thought of myself as a coward most of my life. However, I have come to realize that there are a few things that I … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Michigan

Our resident hound asked, “What’s the bravest / scariest thing you’ve ever done?” I had to really puzzle over this one. I’m not a person who likes to take chances, and I avoid things that don’t make me feel safe … Continue reading

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Murder and Kindness in the Highlands

Oh, I have been a busy bee, but you’d never know to see my house! I have had projects going and a family member who was working on his own project here has been in and out too much to … Continue reading

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In Tune with Toons

This week’s theme of discussing cartoons was my idea, so where do I start and end? I had an older brother and sister so I was watching cartoons as soon as my mother brought me home. I adore the original … Continue reading

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Foxfire

Have you ever read the “Foxfire” books? They started out as a periodical in the late 1960s and by the early 1970s, the articles were compiled into books, as more and more information was gathered. This all came to be … Continue reading

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Games…Sigh

Favorite game to play as a child? As an adult? We were a game-playing family when I was growing up; I think in the 50s and 60s just about everyone was. When I was really young we lived in an … Continue reading

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Is There FAIRness in the World?

 Is there a place that you have traveled to when you were younger that you wish you could visit again? You can pretty much read Elaine’s Wednesday post, with some of Patty’s from Monday and Angie’s from Tuesday, since they … Continue reading

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Return Trip

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Is there a place that you have traveled to when you were younger that you wish you could visit again?” Looking at the wording of this question – specifically, the phrase “wish you could” –  I … Continue reading

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Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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