Tag Archives: Life Lessons

In Her Honor

Every Hallowe’en I offer homage to a remarkable woman. In that tradition, I am reposting, in her honor, my heartfelt tribute. There had been rumors, rustlings of something very bad afoot. Those with whom she had spent a lifetime, and … Continue reading

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A Hardship That Never Was

Life has a way of wearing down what it considers my rough edges. It never seems to matter that I like me just the way I am (thank you, Mr Rogers), and would prefer to be left alone with all … Continue reading

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Not My Favorite Author, You Don’t

I freely admit I am a news junkie. The very first things I read as a little kid were newspapers my parents had finished reading and cast aside. I did not fully understand the stories, and what they meant; but … Continue reading

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Robert Frost And His Gift Outright

There are moments in time which never, never leave us. We look back, and view crystalline images, clear, sharp, perfectly defined. For those of us who witnessed the inauguration of John F Kennedy in January, 1961, there was much to … Continue reading

Posted in 1960's, 1960's Television, Aging, American History, Baby Boomers, Current Events, Inauguration Day, John F. Kennedy, Life Journey, Memories, Nostalgia, Poetry, Presidents, School, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Of Orchards, Smudge Pots, And Friends

If you lived near fruit groves in California or Florida way back when, you probably remember smudge pots and smudging. I believe the practice fell out of favor in the 1970s, but for any of us who grew up around … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, Aging, Baby Boomers, Childhood, Death, Elementary School 1950's, Family, Friendship, Heaven, Home, Humor, Learning, Life Journey, Memories, Modesto, Nostalgia, Relationships, San Joaquin Valley, School, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

I Hope You Ate Your Black-eyed Peas

Oh my stars! It is New Year’s Day, and I realized I did not have any black-eyed peas; and I am not referring to the hip hop group. No, I mean the simple, tried and true legume. I needed to … Continue reading

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Shid Ald Akwentans Bee Firgot…

All right, my loves, if we are going to bid farewell to this tired old year, let’s have Robert Burns lead us, as though it were 1788, in singing his poetic creation. Clear your throats, tune your pipes, and pull … Continue reading

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