Monthly Archives: February 2016

no one cares what you have for lunch

I bragged to Lisa a couple days ago that for two whole months now, even through the craziness of January (Edna’s hospitalization and everything related to her care and death and memorial) I have not cheated even one time. Now … Continue reading

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Oscar is seven! His dad baked him a cake, poked seven Lego candles in the top, lit them on fire, and carried it to the table while we all sang the “All Day Long” song. Put OK’s love for Legos … Continue reading

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ten years

Ten years ago today I published my first of 1,047 posts. Crazy!

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bill cathers

I remember when Bill and Irene invited us to their home for dinner. It was too long ago to recall much about it, but I have a clear memory of them offering us a bagful of kiwis from the tree … Continue reading

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While Quinn was here—and I had her all to myself—I thought it might be the right time to pass along some family jewelry to the next generation. So we sat together on the sofa while I told her what I … Continue reading

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happy new year . . . again

On January 30 the Macy “kids” celebrated New Years . . . again. Their typically timed celebration had included the proclamation that year 2015 had included enough family moves and family loss to last a decade and that 2016 would … Continue reading

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