Category Archives: family

Summer Storm in South Carolina

Do you enjoy watching a summer storm? I don’t mean from behind the steering wheel on the freeway during a torrential downpour. Those are terrifying times. I’m talking about kicking back on a screened-in porch, hanging out with family or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mom’s Memories on Mother’s Day – Parenting Plights & Delights

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and especially to my mom, Marilyn! Last August I interviewed my mom, two months before she turned 82. This is Part 2. In Part 1 (not available to the public), Mom talks about her … Continue reading

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Chuckles the Clown and Buffy the Clown – Friday Funnies

Do you remember the Mary Tyler Moore Show? How about the episode about Chuckles the Clown’s funeral? I was watching this clip, laughing my head off. George heard me from the other room. He thought I was crying. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Smile Train – A Worthy Cause – My Niece and Nephew Help Bring More Awareness

My nephew and niece, Brent and Brooke, were born with cleft palates. Now all grown up, they are raising money to go with the Smile Train organization to Peru in June. They’re working to bring more awareness to the issue … Continue reading

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Cake Disaster for Daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday – Parenting Plights & Delights

Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter, April. Twenty-one years ago we celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday. We wanted to make her 16th birthday an occasion to remember. In order to hire a DJ, we had to cut back on other … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Chalk – “Story” Photo Challenge

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Story.” The assignment: “do some visual storytelling with your photography.” Sidewalk chalk is magical in the hands of a child. My siblings and I spent endless summer hours drawing giant snail hopscotch games, … Continue reading

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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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