Category Archives: Family

Further Adventures of A and J (Grafton Lakes 27 September 2020)

With everything that did NOT happen this summer, (Canal Fest, Steamboat Rally, Tugboat Roundup,etc etc) I REALLY needed to get away from the city, from the people, and go somewhere green and at least a little wild. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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September 28, 2020

Today, Nick is 57. Daddy would have been 81. I hate not being able to spend time with either of them. I wasn’t really planning to go out for long today. Neither Mom or I needed to shop, so I … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2020

No long speeches; no visiting dignitaries; no formal rites at all… but the fire department was still there with the big flag, the VFW Honor Guard was there to fire off the salute, the bell of the USS Saratoga was … Continue reading

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TSA Going Overboard

I really think TSA is losing it…. and some of their workers need to be retrained. My daughter flew back to England overnight. Her jewelry was in her luggage, in a small bag within her cosmetics case. When she started … Continue reading

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Too Quiet

We raise our children to spread their wings and fly; to follow their own dreams, no matter where it takes them. But when it happens, the house is way too quiet. And when the man you love is also on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

So, for most of us, another Christmas is over. (Orthodox Christmas is January 7th). Christmas Eve dinner with Mom, the Brother, his Lady, Hubby and the Kidling: perogi and fish. Mom and Kidling did the Perogi. Brother did the fish….and … Continue reading

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Perfect December Day

Yesterday was one of those cold, mostly clear, BEAUTIFUL December days I love so much.┬áMom and I almost always go together for our Christmas trees, because my tree is part of my birthday present. This year, we went to George’s … Continue reading

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I Am Not Alright

One of the ladies in the Writing Community on Twitter routinely asks us how we are doing, including our mental health. I am not alright, Katie. I am keeping my head above water, just barely; I am having to budget … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Sundays

Okay, so this afternoon is both. I was/am sorta antsy, so Mom and I took a walk…and of course, it was starting to rain when we walked out the door. I needed to get out. She just went to keep … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Annie and Mom

It has always happened: if Mom and I had to go more than a county away, we would go awry at some point, Always managed to get to our destination, but…. later than planned and somewhat stressed out. That hasn’t … Continue reading

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