Category Archives: Family

The Day That All Moms Dread…..

Well, I knew this day had to come – it comes around every year. The day that all kids look forward to. and all mothers dread. That’s right, folks – the Last Day of School is here….. . . Oh, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother passed away on March 15th, 2020; this is my second Mother’s Day without her. I miss her very much. I got brave a few years ago, and made a photo book online for my Mom. (Click on the … Continue reading

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Remembering Charlie

Way back in 1979, I had the honor of meeting a man who came to mean a lot to me over the next 34 years.  I had just started seeing a fella who very quickly asked me to spend the rest of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday (In Heaven), Granny!

Even though she is no longer with us, I always put up a post for my dear sweet Granny Carroll’s birthday.  I was never able to see her very often since we lived so far from her, but I thought … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day (03/14) [w/Buttermilk Pie recipe included!]

Yes, I’m a geek – I bought this for Rachel several years ago. She’s a geek, too – she loved it…. (Okay, I bought myself one as well – couldn’t be letting her have all the fun!) . It wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Happy 89th Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad’s 89th birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us – Paul lost his father a few years ago, and it is a loss that he … Continue reading

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Happy Texas Independence Day! (2021)

. My dad sent me this a while back; since today is Texas Independence Day, I wanted to share them with you: Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” TV show, Texas is planning to do one entitled: “Survivor – … Continue reading

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The Best (Belated) Valentine’s Day Ever (a.k.a. “Boy Meets Girl”)

. Just a couple of kids….. . It all started in a lecture hall at Texas A&M University in January, 1979. Yours truly was a freshman who started out in Pre-Med, but after one semester – and a tearful call … Continue reading

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Breakfast for a Snowy Day – Amish Baked Oatmeal

Several years ago, for some strange reason, I dreamed of Scottish Oatmeal – don’t ask me why; I’ve only heard of the stuff (maybe it was hearing my father-in-law talk about eating steel-cut oats for breakfast.  Who knows?).  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Perceptions

Many years ago, when the girls were much younger, I ran across a wonderful book called “Many Moons” by James Thurber.  It is the story of a young princess who falls ill one day after a “surfeit of raspberry tarts”.  … Continue reading

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