Category Archives: family

thank you, sir alexander fleming

Sir Fleming, a Scottish physician and microbiologist, invented penicillin in 1928 and I thought he deserved a shout out from a 66-year old retired writer in Rhode Island who is presently quickly recovering from a rather nasty bacterial infection. Boy, when … Continue reading

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the big easy beckons

Banjo Man and I are off to New Orleans soon.  The “City That Care Forgot” awaits us.     There will be gumbo.  And music.   No one is more excited than Banjo Man.  He has read hundreds of restaurant … Continue reading

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the quiltmaker’s gift

My French Friend Janou sent this to me for my birthday.  It’s about a quiltmaker who only makes quilts to give away and a greedy king who will do anything to get one of them. MFFJ thought I would love … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving 2017

I am so grateful for a sunny day.     I am grateful for pumpkin lights. I am grateful for velvet pumpkins.  I love them.  In fact, I love pumpkins of all kinds. And I’m so happy I found this … Continue reading

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happy birthday, ben

This is my absolutely favorite picture of my eldest son.   He wore that football helmet a lot. A lot. He was the preemie who no one thought would live past two weeks, if he lived that long. And now … Continue reading

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barn owl

    This is what I saw flying towards the house as I stared out my office window yesterday morning.  Isn’t he gorgeous? He flew low, above the driveway and right over the roof of the house. I searched through owl … Continue reading

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the brakes broke me

I totally lost it yesterday afternoon. I had a screaming fit in the driveway while Banjo Man leaned on his rake and looked very, very worried. You see, I was in the midst of dragging the new lightweight transport wheel … Continue reading

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gifts

These arrived in the mail yesterday.  Flavored pumpkin seeds from Dancing Mandolin Player!  What a lovely surprise.  I felt so very loved. And last night my friend Barb called.  “I made you something,” she announced.  “Can I bring it over?” … Continue reading

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breath of fresh air

  Yesterday my mother was released from the rehab section of the local nursing home and was able to return to her assisted living apartment.  Hallelujah!!!!  We moved her back into her lovely quiet studio apartment and sent her off … Continue reading

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car confusion, etc.

  Banjo Man and I have shared one car, a 2004 Toyota Highlander, for about four or five years now.  About 95% of the time it is not a problem.  And if there is one, we work around it.  Sometimes I … Continue reading

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