Category Archives: nostalgia

the wonder of loss

I learned today that my second cousin Bob Ronke died. I haven’t had direct contact with Bob in many years, especially since his mother, Beryl, passed away. I’m glad my first cousin Helen Katherine has had a more intentional relationship … Continue reading

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We went out for pizza tonight and on the way there we both had the same flashback—to 1990. I was Sherry Carlson back then, had flown to Oregon from Michigan to make this recording. We’d finished our work and on … 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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family merry christmas

Like yours, our family starts celebrating Christmas long before the 25th. The bigger the family and the older we get, the longer it takes to fit in all the traditions and celebrations we’ve established over time. Our Macy/Williams side began … Continue reading

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more shadowbox fun

We waited not very patiently for Bailey to text his parents and fiancé 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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two brothers

Our December calendar started out with two consecutive weekend visits from two beloved brothers. You can see the blur of Darcy’s tail as she greets DK (younger brother of Margaret-Rose, once known to her as Daryl).  Darcy knows she’ll get … 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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