One More Year

Another birthday passed. I appreciate being able to add another year to my age because it means I’m still here. Add to that good health, family, friends, and full stomach, what more could I ask for? When I go through photos taken throughout my life, I remember those times like

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Thank You

I began writing this blog in June 2014, not knowing what would come of it. I jumped in without knowing much and kept going. The first one was about aging parents. Seven years later, I’m still writing a blog and my parents are still aging. That’s special. I don’t follow

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What Comes Next?

Before the pandemic, Hubby rarely went through a drive-through line. He said it was too confusing and took too long. Even at fast food places, we parked, went in, and carried out food. To me, it was a waste of time, but I always caved unless I was driving. Our

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Stop the Hate

In past blogs, I’ve hinted at my interest in finding my roots. I’m interested in names and dates, but more than that, I’m interested in what influenced my ancestors to do what they did that put me where I am today. At the same time, I wonder what my descendants

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Wonders from the Bubble

It’s been the Year of the Unprecedented. The pandemic changed or impacted everything we did. Hubby and I have lived in our bubble so long we’re almost beginning to prefer it. It’s been long enough that I wonder if things will ever be as they were before. Here are several

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The Changing Season

Spring seems to be coming. It’s not the warmer weather I’m feeling, but the longer days that make it real to me. Living in the northern part of the U.S. means it’s more noticeable here than in the more southern states. The sun sets much later than it did only

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When Getting Older is Okay

When I was growing up, I couldn’t wait for my birthdays. First, I couldn’t wait to be a teenager at 13, not knowing that it would be the most awkward year of my life. Then I counted the years until I turned 16 and could get a car. Then I

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Where Is Home?

Last week, I talked about how making small decisions can have lasting impacts on your life and possibly the lives of your descendants. When Hubby and I decided to sell our house in Boise, Idaho and move to Rapid City, South Dakota, we didn’t realize how much confusion would come

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Ancestral Decisions

At a writers meeting I attended online, the speaker was born in Dresden, East Germany back when the country was divided, and she spoke of her family history. During an Allied bombing raid, her grandmother had to choose between two places to hide for safety. She made her choice, and

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