Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Today I received an e-mail from WordPress, host of this blog. It contained a link to my “annual report.” I might never have told you why I blog “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” every … Continue reading

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christmas snippets

If you’re like us, you’re glad to see Christmas come and then you’re glad to see Christmas go. I’ve learned to simplify preparations (think Amazon Prime, reusable cloth Christmas wrapping bags, one-page Christmas letter, wood Christmas tree). It takes thirty … Continue reading

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party time

Brother Howard turns 70 today. His family (us included) thought that marker celebration worthy. Brynn gives the food a thumbs up. “What’ch’a got there?” the family labradoodle wonders. The party invitation encouraged gag gifts and cards only. AndĀ that’s what he … Continue reading

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family treasure

At our December family dinner I shared a favorite creche for my show ‘n’ tell. One by one I put out the pieces as I told the story, the short version, since we have but one minute each. But I … Continue reading

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star gazing

The agenda for team meeting that Tuesday morning included the news that Wendy Goodwin wasn’t offering her Acoustic Christmas concert as we’d enjoyed in the past. Sad faces all around. But she’s touring this Christmas as part of a small … Continue reading

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annual gig

Last year NFC Brass and a trombone quartet (seen above through the window) played several sets of Christmas music at Chapters Books. This year the same group played as Newberg Brass. Their different nameĀ and the location of their rehearsals are … Continue reading

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grandma’s cookies

I didn’t turn out to be the cool grandma I envisioned. (Well, there was that one time Cassidy picked some gravensteins from our backyard tree and asked if we could bake a pie with them. That was a grandmotherly thing … Continue reading

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