Category Archives: grandkids

bailey marries sarah

The longer I wait to write this post the more pictures I gather for it, another social media win! Mostly, though, I share this lovely family event from my point of view, which of course is how I alone will … Continue reading

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bailey graduates from dordt

Visiting Dordt as one option for his college education, Bailey had no trouble choosing. Four years and a double major later! A venue this size to accommodate the family of 352 graduates meant we grandparents “attended” graduation via cyberspace. It’s … Continue reading

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poetry

Poetry emerged as a theme this weekend, not that we planned it or anything. I guess it started when Mauri received a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay in his email about the arrival of spring. Several lines caught his … Continue reading

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and on the road this time . . .

With a full heart from my days in Michigan, I loaded my rental car and hit the road—not for the airport but for Virginia to spend a week with my other Carlson son and his family in Haymarket. It wouldn’t … Continue reading

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art museum

I’ll bet you didn’t know we have an art museum two blocks from our house. Its hours are 9 to 10:45am and only open today. Of course I didn’t want miss out, so I went! Given its small window of … Continue reading

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treasures in wooden form

Have I mentioned I’ve been releasing attachments / deaccumulating lately? Yea, I suppose I have. Well, I’m still doing it. Nine wooden puzzles. I’d be rich if I had a dime for every single time I put them together through … Continue reading

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more shadowbox fun

We waited not very patiently for Bailey to text his parents and fiancĂ© that his delayed flight from Iowa to Arizona had finally boarded. Each of us “waiters” had our own reason for wanting him to hurry home from college … Continue reading

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