Monthly Archives: April 2009

yfs

Last week as Mauri and I walked through the halls of the local retirement community, Friendsview, he subtly pointed to a 35ish-looking woman and told me she was once a Young Friends Singer. This testifies to his durability, if nothing … Continue reading

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score!

We’ve made some funky purchases at garage sales over the years. While our shopping interests generally gravitate to gender-stereotypical categories, we both like pre-weathered birdhouses/birdfeeders. That interest might connect to our 100-year-old pre-weathered backyard apple tree. Hmmm. Looks like we’ve … Continue reading

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green, not black

The phone rang before daylight dropped through the skylight of our sleeping quarters. It was a Portland officer. Not the kind of call you want to answer at 5 a.m. She told Mauri that our black jeep had been involved … Continue reading

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beth moore comes to portland

Quinn, I know you would have been here in Portland for the Beth Moore conference if you hadn’t already made plans for a girls weekend in Scottsdale. But Lisa Springate and I enjoyed sitting together and with other NFC women, … Continue reading

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five joyful, toe-tapping minutes

If you’d like to buy the world a Coke, you’ll absolutely love this. (Thanks, Rebekah!)

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the last shall be first

It was time to leave the house (for lunch at Jim’s Cheesesteak and the airport) and I still hadn’t captured the family portrait I needed to take home with me. John was making a home-repair call, so while Rachel swung … Continue reading

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oscar’s parents

We timed our visit to meet Oscar to coincide with his parents’ 7th wedding anniversary so that we could offer our childcare services for an evening of celebration. Being new parents, they might rather have stayed home, but they accommodated … Continue reading

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