Monthly Archives: December 2013

Her Name Was Mrs. Collins

Her name was Mrs. Collins and she walked everywhere. A widow, raising her sons on her own, she walked each day to our school, wearing her loose-fitting cotton dresses. She was my third-grade teacher. She is a big part of … Continue reading

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Sounds Outside my Window

     It’s raining this morning. Hard. It’s the kind of day that makes you want to pull a soft, warm blanket around you and stay on the sofa. Or in the bed. In the bed would work, too. It’s not … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

     This morning I am not wanting to “get to it” with my December to-do list. The rain pours down and I love staying in my new flannel pajamas. (My husband bought them for me, quite possibly because he was … Continue reading

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This is our Tree

This is a picture of our Christmas tree. Don’t you like it? Doesn’t it look pretty, all straightened up in the stand, with strings of lights untangled and draped on it, and ornaments carefully placed? Wait, it gets better. Not … Continue reading

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Taking a Moment

Yesterday I was driving down a busy road, when I took a moment to pull over and look at the lake. I got out of my car. I took some pictures. Behind me the traffic whizzed along, but the sounds … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3. . .

I am back again at my friend Mary’s house, with my usual mixture of awe and gratitude for her seemingly magical skills with technology. Today she is going to help me set up a blog. I thought and thought about what to … Continue reading

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