Author Archives: sherrymacy

don’t give up

Several years ago in our small town of Newberg, OR, signs started showing up all around, mostly in the grassy medians between street and sidewalk, with messages of encouragement to passersby. The curious could easily google “don’t give up signs” … Continue reading

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a ninth home for the holidays

I begin this post with a view of retirement. Now that we are both retired, we can enjoy extra days at the beginning and end of our annual Thanksgiving adventure to Juarez with our family. We will count and name … Continue reading

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on the pot

Our plumber and friend, Bob, posted this picture on Facebook this morning with the caption: “I’m hoping not to fall asleep on the job today, as I was caught on camera a while back.” Of course it got a lot … Continue reading

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paying tribute to a tree

This old apple tree has made an appearance on this blog numerous times. To the average passerby, it’s just a gnarly and gangly eyesore, its better days far behind. It’s been dismembered for overhanging the property line and for taking … Continue reading

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october 31 revisited

Photos started arriving three hours earlier from the East Coast. The elephant, with his years of experience trick or treating, might be more excited about Halloween than his two peanut sisters. Yep, takin’ it in stride. Sorta. Me, I found … Continue reading

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it was a ruse

On September 3, Erin sent out a local-family-wide invitation that went like this: “Hey all! We JUST accepted a great offer on our house! 😊😭 Holy cow… and our closing date on the new place is Oct 12. SO we were … Continue reading

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yum yum

I’m sure you find it hard to believe I wasn’t the easiest child to raise. One of my parents’ challenges was getting me to eat. I remember Mother exclaiming, “You’re just going to blow away!” I believe mac ‘n’ cheese … Continue reading

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