Category Archives: nostalgia

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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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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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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Twenty-five — that’s how many years Paul Carlson has lived in heaven. I have at least a thousand pictures of him, from infancy through age 52, but I chose to commemorate this notable day with this one for two reasons. … Continue reading

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Mauri and I are downright pathetic. When we discover a movie we both like, we watch it again and again and again . . . Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Return to Me, If I Were You, Scapegoat, the … Continue reading

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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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