Tag Archives: memories

If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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One Thousand Words

Recently my mother moved to an assisted living place and had to downsize. My siblings and I sorted out her things and among those was a variety of pictures. My brother has been great about making sure we all have … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Junk Drawer?

I’ve often wondered if it’s being a creative-type person, or the product of mostly Dutch parents, or parents who grew up in large families during the Depression that makes it hard and nearly impossible to throw things away. My mother … Continue reading

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Winter? Not Fun

Do you have any first day of winter/first snowfall traditions? One of our foxes asked that question for this week, and it definitely had me stumped. We get plenty of snow here in West Michigan, but I honestly can’t think … Continue reading

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A Sense of Autumn

How Autumn affects the senses… Ah! My favorite season! I think I love nothing on Earth more than brightly colored Fall leaves. I always loved seeing the vivid yellows, oranges and reds around my native Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland … Continue reading

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How Do I Love Thee…?

Have you ever been in a predicament in which you’re asked a question to which you SHOULD know the answer, but your mind draws a complete blank? That’s where I was when I looked at this week’s topic: a Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All

… and to All a Good Night! By Jeff Salter           It’s Christmas Day and I find myself recalling Christmases many years ago. [I wrote this column three years ago and don’t think I can improve … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever

This week the topic is Memories of Christmas. I’ve lived through a lot of Christmases, and there are endless memories that I could share with you. But one particular memory has been on my mind lately, so I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Demise of 2 Great Traditions!

My question for today: What memories do you have about Drive-in theaters and how do you feel about their demise? I really miss drive-ins.  Those who were born into this digital age have absolutely no idea what fun they missed … Continue reading

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Taking each day at a time …

  “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings I’m late … Sorry … but I had no idea what to write today. Theme is: A time when you acted bravely (even if … Continue reading

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