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Hands and a Song


Inside the church, the air was hot, like a weight pressing down on the building and the congregants in it. Summer in Chicago will do that. The service was nearing its end. My husband and I sat shoulder to shoulder, … Continue reading

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Things I Will Miss


“I can’t.  I can’t go on.  It goes so fast.  We don’t have time to look at one another.  I didn’t realize.  So all that was going on and we never noticed…Good-bye; good-bye, world; good-bye, Grovers Corners. . . Mama … Continue reading

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Get Out Your Binoculars


“Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others.  Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb … Continue reading

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10 Things That Make My Life Easier…And Oh-So-Much Better


This Monday’s post is linked up with Monday’s Listicle’s, with the prompt of “10 Things That Make My Life Easier.”  The following is a list of ten things that make my life not only easier, but oh-so-much better. Friends and … Continue reading

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Put It All Out There


I began writing this blog nearly a month ago with a deep breath and a huge leap of faith.  As I wrote in my introductory blog, I had been putting off writing a blog for a variety of reasons – … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Friendship Garden


As I was thinking back on an enjoyable evening spent at a dinner party with new friends this weekend, I thought back to an old saying about friends – one being silver and the other gold. Yes, this is true, … Continue reading

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