nostalgia

Where I Find God

This morning was cool and crisp and sunny and beautifully unusual for August. I enjoyed two cups of coffee, Facebook, Instagram, Bible study, a crossword puzzle, reading and a little writing outside. I think I could have stayed in the hammock all day, but alas, responsibilities awaited me inside. Part of the reason I didn’t…

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Hidden Emotions

I finally saw Hidden Figures yesterday. Katie is home for Spring Break and even though she had already seen it, she went with me so I didn’t have to go alone. Because I was prepared to go to the movies all by myself. I don’t remember the last time I wanted to see a movie…

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A Voice From The Past

Yesterday I had a bunch of errands I wanted to run. The weather was fairly mild and I knew today was supposed to be bitterly cold. Life, however, had other plans so I only managed one errand. I’m not complaining, though, because I did get to take lunch to my convalescing friend and then meet…

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Jazz Hot, Baby

So another year has come and gone. While some are making their resolutions for 2016, I’m cleaning the kitchen and listening to Spotify. I found this new-to-me group called The Hot Sardines and they’re fabulous. It’s Bourbon Street Jazz at its finest and it makes me ever so happy. There’s a little bit of melancholy…

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Reminiscing Re: Rhubarb

I went ahead and made the rhubarb-strawberry crisp the other night.   It was delish. Just ask Taylor. Or Katie. Or Todd. Um, no. Don’t ask Todd.  Poor guy didn’t get any. Guess I’ll just have to make another one. All this talk of rhubarb reminded me of a funny story from long ago. Shortly…

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Halfway Through

On the 6th Day of Christmas… We played the tourists. I thought the kids should see Hollywood and Beverly Hills and Venice Beach. So we drove through the crazy, East L.A. traffic to get to Grauman’s Chinese Theater, which isn’t even Grauman’s anymore, but it’s still pretty cool. We walked around and looked at the…

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1927

Today is my dad’s 86th birthday. If you’re slow in math like I am that means he was born in 1927. Here’s a little snippit of what happened that year: Calvin Coolidge was president. Two days after his birth Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker, two of the greatest outfielders in American baseball history, were both…

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A Follower of Marxism

Marxism seems to have a cycle and it morphs just a little each time it comes back around. If you were a teenager or thereabouts in the 80’s, then you are probably familiar with the particular form of Marxism I want to talk about today. Richard Marxism. I admit that I crushed on him back in the day.…

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This Week in Review

No, I have not received my new computer yet. No, I am not typing this on my phone. I’ve hijacked Katie’s computer until I get my new one next week. Shhh. I have a full plate today, but thought I might throw a few words up on the page while I have a minute or…

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More Treasures

Here are some more treasures that have been found in the garage. Grandma D’s bowling ball: My first piggy bank: An upright piano music box that plays “As Time Goes By”: A music box Grandma M brought back from Germany that used to play “Brahms Lullaby”: A silly little plaque I got for Todd years…

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