Author Archives: sherrymacy

we needed that

We are back from five days at the Oregon Coast. Actually, I was there five days, Mauri two. And yes, we’d been in the same spot only a week earlier. Bottom line—Harbor Villa in Rockaway Beach/Twin Rocks draws us in … Continue reading

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a big day for marissa

She made an impression the first time I met her at Quinn’s new job in Denver. Little did I know I would join the society of grandmothers to Marissa Anderson. In due time, a little sister, Cassidy. I don’t know … Continue reading

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we promised

Yesterday Mauri and I celebrated 26 years of marriage. We celebrated by exchanging cards, taking a drive to Benihana for lunch, walking across the parking lot to shop for shoes at Nordstrom Rack, and making a few more shop stops … Continue reading

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visitors from afar

When the Carlson family last visited us from Virginia, they showed up at our door! This time we did the more traditional airport pickup. While choosing pictures to tell the story of our visit [a lot of them], I discovered … Continue reading

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It’s been more than 4.5 months since we entertained guests at 514. So it was a unique joy to welcome Gary and Judi at our front door. It would be a too-short visit, and we didn’t even offer coffee or … Continue reading

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three quarters of a century

I recently had an inspired thought, an idea! So I said to Mauri: “I have a significant birthday coming up in a few weeks and wondered if you’d like a hint of something you might do as a gift for … Continue reading

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on my mind lately

It’s usually very easy to sit at my computer and tell a simple story with a few pictures and a few words. But life outside the comfortable walls of our home doesn’t lend itself to anything I can begin to … Continue reading

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guessing game

Instructions: scroll through the following pictures and try to figure out what each one has in common with the others. Ready? Wow—you are very clever to figure out the guessing game. Much more clever than I was when my clever … Continue reading

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is it over yet?

You might not agree, but I think it’s time to get going again. Not that I have anything pressing on my calendar. I am still content with life as it is, but I’m feeling a little rebellious now that we’ve … Continue reading

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I have very little to complain about while we wait out the storm. We have everything we need, even TP, well supplied from long before it became a commodity. We’re still far from boredom with plenty of projects to pass … Continue reading

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