Category Archives: nostalgia

try to remember

We usually low key our anniversary, and today was no exception. I went to work, Mauri replaced the filter on the water purifier, normal-life stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate. Twenty-four years of marriage is nothing to shake … Continue reading

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Last Sunday our church welcomed a new pastor. My love of the camaraderie in a group effort led me to accept the task of planning and overseeing a welcome picnic on the lawn after the morning service. I recruited lots … Continue reading

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celebrating family

I’m in Arizona on a quick trip for a specific celebration. But when I made the arrangements to take time off work, I didn’t realize I’d be here for Fathers Day too! So I’ve enjoyed two celebrations for the price … Continue reading

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king mauri (+ 50 years)

It was my privilege to accompany a king to his college reunion dinner last evening. Turns out a queen was also among the royal subjects. What? No crowns? We ate well and sang well and storied well and laughed well … Continue reading

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Fifty years ago today this happened: Mauri married Margaret-Rose at Newberg Friends Church. Two families joined together—the Williamses and the Macys. She feeds him. He feeds her. Keeping the traditions. For those of us who still walk in and out … Continue reading

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I post this joke from New Yorker to get a laugh out of Mauri. I could just show it to him since he’s in the next room. But that isn’t as much fun. I don’t try to tell either one … Continue reading

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nut dryer

The day started like this for Mauri on the 71st anniversary of his birth. He did the cooking, of course. I provided the ambiance. He would have a rehearsal in the evening, so any other celebrating would happen between 1 … Continue reading

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