Monthly Archives: November 2020

day one was a doozy

Alexa (our AI) woke us gently at 2:15am. Thanks to American Airlines changing our flights to Reno, we were “gifted” a 10-hour layover in Phoenix. Might as well make lemonade, right? Abraham, our Lyft driver, delivered us to the Andersons’ … Continue reading

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“feisty,” some might say

At least it didn’t rain for May’s service today. Of the 14 people who attended, two were Newberg’s mayor (far left) and his wife. As Julie read May’s obituary, we could follow along in the memorial folder I prepared four … Continue reading

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she has no fear

What do you notice about Avery? Way back, she was leading her sister down a dangerous path. Her parents tried to tame her with gymnastics lessons. Declan did his best: “Mom, will you please tell Avery not to try this? … Continue reading

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it’s happening

WordPress dropped this notification in my inbox today. Hi Sherry, You’re getting closer to your anniversary — congrats! I wanted to thank you for being a valuable member of our community and remind you that your Premium plan … Continue reading

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when in jacksonville

Mauri and I occasionally reminisce election day twenty years ago when we happened to be visiting the Nill clan (my side of the family) in Jacksonville, FL. As lifelong conservative Republicans, we were quite pleased that our candidate, George Bush, … Continue reading

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