Category Archives: family matters

clearly unclear

First Quinn and I planned to walk the final 90 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain in May 2020 as a tribute to my 75 years of life. Well, COVID swallowed up that idea, but surely by September … Continue reading

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afterglow – wine and family dinner

My drive home from Idaho gifted me with 6.5 hours of listening time. Having just been treated to face-to-face connections with three podcasting Wilson women, I decided to relisten to a What Have You episode. But driving at 75 mph … 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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guests

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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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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resurrection day reflections

I wish you had a blog! I would love to read your stories and not always drag you into ours. But here we are again—me writing, you reading. These days we’re all in the same boat, following the safekeeping rules … Continue reading

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more of the same

What better way to start a post about the nothing we’ve been doing for weeks now? Did that sound like complaint? I assure you it is not! We are of all people most blessed to have so few worries in … Continue reading

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