Category Archives: friends

changing the paradigm

Anyone remember Disney’s “Pollyanna” movie from way back in 1960?  As a 9-year old, I was at first annoyed by Pollyanna’s relentless optimism.  But it was a good movie, it really was.  And I became intrigued with Pollyanna’s creative thinking.  … Continue reading

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a monday in september

Just some notes on what’s going on here.  In no particular order. My skin is healing, but I am still unable to get dressed and leave the house or see anyone.  But the pain has lessened and my spirits are … Continue reading

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number 13

I have 20 minutes before heading out the door for the trip to Providence and radiation so I thought I’d give you all an update.  I haven’t blogged for more than a week because this process has been really tiring.  … Continue reading

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long distance Peach Man

This week I was once again totally overwhelmed.  Can you imagine what arrived by FedEx? Peaches.  A dozen peaches.  From the Peach Man. A dozen miraculous, beautiful peaches carefully wrapped in a box from the lake. I cried.  Banjo Man … Continue reading

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rest in peace, old friend

I’ve debated all morning–and yesterday, too–about how to write this. If to write this. But our grief is heavy. I can’t blithely blog about Newport and lobsters and our broken stove while I’m crying. Banjo Man and I are hurting … Continue reading

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april flowers

A gift from my friend Barbara, these tulips certainly brighten up the basement. I had no idea where the vases were packed, so I used the bottom half of my Dutch windmill cookie jar. Very appropriate! I love tulips. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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notes from the past week

My week started on Saturday with *the best* muffins from Harley Chick, who arrived with her homemade treats and a friendly face. I needed both. She helped me pack up china at Mom’s house (which is about to get a … Continue reading

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a birthday, twin oaks and tiramisu

On Wednesday my mother’s good friend Mary turned 90.  Since her daughter was in Florida and Mary has no family left in Rhode Island, Mom and I decided we would help her celebrate by going out to lunch. This was … Continue reading

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time for a break

When my friend Barbara called to ask if we wanted to join her and her husband on a jaunt to Newport Sunday to see a collection of grandfather clocks, I thought that was the best idea I’d heard in a … Continue reading

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it’s all about the tables

I’ve spent the last two days auditioning tablecloths. I know, you’re really glad you’re not here to watch the process.  Kinda like watching paint dry, I’ll bet.  But I take it seriously. We have two dining tables–one in the dining … Continue reading

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