Category Archives: family

Pushing Sorrow Aside to Embrace a Day of Joy – Parenting Plights & Delights

One year ago, we attended the last-minute wedding of our youngest daughter, Suzee. “Why last-minute?” you may ask. In mid-January 2017 my husband, George, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer: leptomeningeal disease. We were still trying to process the … Continue reading

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Ambidextrous Tennis Player Celebrates 85th Birthday

Help me celebrate my dad turning 85 years old. Dad plays tennis for two hours at a time two to three days a week. He learned to play tennis when he was 40. Being ambidextrous has helped his game. This three-minute … Continue reading

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Olden Days Rotary Phones and Land Lines

“Hello, this is Grammy, and I lived in the olden days.” Does the land line in the photo below look like it belongs in the olden days? To me, it’s a pretty nice land line with an answering machine and a Bluetooth, … Continue reading

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Fairy Wings Make For Magical Moments

Deal of the year: Pair of fairy wings for $1.00! Being Grammy to five young grandchildren, I enjoy their pretend play.  Last week at the Dollar Tree, I found a nice selection of fairy wings and matching skirts, so I … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Random Act of Christmas Kindness

It’s been said a little bit of kindness goes a long way. I was eight years old when my family moved to California from Pittsburgh in November 1964 and was just starting over, so a coffee table doubled as a … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys – Part 6 – Stuffed Monkey, Big Bird, and Captain Planet Action Figures

Today’s post features more Favorite Childhood Toys. This is Part 6.  This series features favorite childhood toys of my family members. I’m enjoying this so much, it will be a continuing series, so I hope you will leave a comment … Continue reading

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Favorite Vintage Childhood Toys – Part 5 – Beanie & Cecil Puppets, Brooke Shields Doll and BB Guns

Welcome to Part 5 of Favorite Childhood Toys. Each part in this series has featured favorite childhood toys of my family members. So far this trip down Memory Lane has been sweet and fun, despite some disappointments and mishaps along … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys – Part 4 – Pound Puppies, Ninja Turtles Van, and K’Nex

  For Christmas 2009, I made an altered art book for my mom and dad, and inside one of the pockets is a list of family members’ favorite vintage childhood toys.  You can check out that blog post here to see … Continue reading

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Blessings For All Seasons

“Write your hurts in the sand. Carve your blessings in stone.” ~ Anonymous Wow! As I reflect back on 2017, I’m amazed at all the blessings. Too many to count, that’s for sure. Thank you, Susie Lindau, for hosting THE BLESSED … Continue reading

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Young Kids Love Card Games – Little Boy Playing Old Maid With Teddy Bear

Are you looking for gifts for a young child, ages 3 to 6? You might be surprised to learn that young kids love card games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and more. My sister Pam, known as Mema … Continue reading

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