Monthly Archives: July 2018

try to remember

We usually low key our anniversary, and today was no exception. I went to work, Mauri replaced the filter on the water purifier, normal-life stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate. Twenty-four years of marriage is nothing to shake … Continue reading

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yearly meeting choir

This past week, across town, the annual sessions for Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends were held. Mauri was asked to gather a choir to lead worship in the final service on Wednesday night. I sat and watched in awe of … Continue reading

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For a change I asked Amazon to send a gift to me rather than ship it directly to its recipient. I hoped to fill the two-photo frame with pictures from my vast collection before I remailed it to California for … Continue reading

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two turn one

One year ago today a squishy, gooey baby girl was born, the one named “Baby A” from the time we learned she was one of two babies growing inside Beth. Avery Harper. A few minutes later “Baby B” took her … Continue reading

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Mauri just wrote and recorded a new song. I should probably put new in quotes since he got the idea for the hook line years ago. Maybe he’ll tell you the story sometime.

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macy family reunion

Every three years the descendants of Harlan and Clara Macy gather at Harbor Villa on the Oregon Coast to celebrate our common roots. Since I share no “roots” per se, I celebrate those I’ve grown to love over the past … Continue reading

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watch what you say

This mama has to watch what she says in front of her daughter. A few weeks ago I was enjoying some time with one side of my extended family down in Arizona as we celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Someone … Continue reading

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our family is expanding

You might think from the title of this post that another grandchild is on his/her way. Actually, that is true! Last night Bailey asked Sarah to be his wife, and she said YES! Their attraction began right under our noses … Continue reading

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Last Sunday our church welcomed a new pastor. My love of the camaraderie in a group effort led me to accept the task of planning and overseeing a welcome picnic on the lawn after the morning service. I recruited lots … Continue reading

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One reason, or I should say eleven reasons, I look forward to retiring the end of September is/are my eleven grandchildren. While I admit I’m not the “cool” grandma I aspired to be, I still enjoy the thought of being … Continue reading

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