Category Archives: Just Because

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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A Classical Birthday “Two-fer”

. What are the chances? On this date in history, not one, but TWO classical composers were born – Johannes Brahms (1833) and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840).

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

. Today is Cinco de Mayo – a day when a lot of people drink a lot of beer and/or tequila. So what better YouTube clip to show than Jim Breuer’s classic “Party in Your Stomach”? If you haven’t seen … 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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For Jonathan – “To Where You Are”

.. On April 28, 2001, my best friend Becky got the phone call that no parent ever wants to get – her oldest son, Jonathan, had been killed in a car wreck. The pain has eased somewhat, but it will … Continue reading

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Play Ball! (Opening Day, 2022)

I don’t follow baseball all that closely (I’m a football kind of a gal), but I’ve always wanted to see a YouTube video with one of my favorite “baseball” songs – “What A Game!” from the musical Ragtime, mixed with pictures from … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my BFF!

The first day of high school (Fall, 1974), the girl sitting in the desk in front of me in my first class (German II, with Herr Suhr) turned around and said, “Hi! I’m Becky.”

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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 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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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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