Monthly Archives: July 2010

baby heaven

The littler one was born three weeks ago to Derin and Andra. They’re quite fond of the chap. It’s hard to catch Oscar still enough to snap a picture (unless he’s sitting at the table). He’s a very inquisitive 18-month-old, … Continue reading

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We started the day’s celebration thinking up mushy Facebook updates. Mauri thought “To the little woman: For sixteen years of washing my socks—Thanks!” would work. Then his breakfast looked like this— and we thought that was pretty romantic. I had … Continue reading

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breakfast buddy

A grandma is allowed to gush a little when such a sweet and handsome boy as this shares her breakfast table. Oscar and his parents arrived yesterday afternoon, and we’ll be enjoying their eagerly awaited presence for the next week, … Continue reading

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I didn’t spend a lot of time at my cousins Jim and Lisa’s house, but back when our Michigan home bordered their Indiana home I’d sometimes drop in on them for a couple of hours just to see what was … Continue reading

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I really do love this picture of Paul’s grandmother (my children’s great-grandmother) holding his dad as a babe. It triggers the memory of stories told of how she had already raised a daughter when a large “tumor” turned out to … Continue reading

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We held a successful garage sale two weekends ago, which is always a joyful event around our house. And since then I’ve cleared out another whole garage sale worth of stuff. But we have family coming (Yippee!) and I want … Continue reading

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small town

I’m sure living in a small town has disadvantages. I will need some help in thinking of any. Today on my lunch hour I stopped in the library to check out some books for grandson Oscar, who will be visiting … Continue reading

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