Category Archives: memories

Down to (Rich) Earth

This week The Hound asked: If you could spend one evening in a multi-millionaire’s home:1. what’s the first thing you’d want to see?2. what would you expect to find? NOT expect to find?3. what could ruin that experience (of spending … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “What are the two best Christmas presents you ever received?” My first reaction was “Oh my. This sounds like a version of ‘Who’s your favorite child?’” I stewed about this topic for a good hour, trying … Continue reading

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New Stars, Old Stars

Just a short post today because I had not anticipated how what should have been a simple procedure turned out to be a drawn-out recovery from oral surgery. Had I realized, I would have gotten my post done earlier, like … Continue reading

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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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We Need a Little Christmas, Right This Very Minute

(I may have said all of this before, but for once, I am not taking time to check. Bear with me.) I was always opposed to Christmas decorations and Christmas music before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving, but in the last … Continue reading

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T’was the Month Before Christmas…

Topic this week:Do you have a favorite Christmas holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season? We’ve covered holiday movies in the recent past, but I am game! Yes, … 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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A List of Scary Experiences

And Those Occasional Times I Exhibited Bravery By Jeff Salter Topic: What’s the bravest / scariest thing you’ve ever done? This is another of my suggested topics, for which I can no longer recall what (if anything particular) I had … 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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Hard to Beat Bugs Bunny

But there were MANY great cartoon characters back in the golden age By Jeff Salter Let’s get a few details out of the way before I begin.1. I’m calling the ‘golden age’ of cartoons as the ones on network TV … Continue reading

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