Category Archives: Family

Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother passed away on March 15th, 2020; this is my third 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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(Missed It By A Day) Happy 90th Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been my Dad’s 90th birthday.  He passed away early yesterday morning, missing his birthday by one day.  What had been planned as a celebration had to be changed to a memorial of sorts. Due to COVID, we … 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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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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It’s My 11th Blogiversary!

. On January 10, 2011, my little vanity project started out: Well, I guess I’m going to really do this thing.  I don’t know how often I’ll be posting, or if it will be any good, or if anyone will … Continue reading

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #12: Songs from a Shared Childhood

Today’s post is a little different from all the rest.

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The Angel Tree (a heartwarming Koch family Christmas tale)

. . Every family has their own “family lore” – stories handed down from generation to generation.  These are generally told around the campfire, on the front porch, or around the dining room table.  The good ones are side-splittingly funny; the really … Continue reading

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