Category Archives: travels

road trip back from utah

Let’s see, I think we left off at the white-hanky farewell. Such good sports! At this point we were ready to put some miles on the car and get ourselves to Boise, where a cute little airbnb would give us … Continue reading

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a road trip to utah

I had a delightful birthday celebration (#74) on the 8th . . . . . . that included several highlights: (1) passing the vision test for my renewed driver license, making it no longer necessary to wear glasses on the … Continue reading

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cousins are forever

Oh, how I love cousins! I love my DNA cousins; I love Paul’s cousins; I love Mauri’s cousins, I love Margaret-Rose’s cousins! If there’s a trace of cousin in my/our extended family—I will claim him/her! Given this declaration, you might … Continue reading

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mother’s piano lives on

For months now we’ve been following the progress of a big project involving the restoration of my mother’s 1916 six-foot Model “O” Steinway piano. My brother, John, remembers as an 8-year-old going with my dad to a man’s house to … Continue reading

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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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coastal reflections

I listed this post in the category of “travels,” but a drive to the coast barely qualifies. And in a place that feels like a home away from home, with so many warm, familiar fuzzies, it more appropriately fits under … 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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