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Anniversaries
Monday, November 30, 2020      6 comments

Yesterday would have been my parents' 73rd wedding anniversary. For whatever reason, my maternal Grandma and I have been able to remember anniversaries and birthdays. Everyone else in the family doesn't. My parents got married literally... Read more
Do they think I'm stupid?
Saturday, November 28, 2020      8 comments

Got a call from suburban Detroit yesterday from a foreign speaking guy that claimed to be from Social Security. I told him they don't call people and he immediately went into a story about someone in Texas using my number and my old last name. ... Read more
Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, 2020      4 comments

It was really nice - just spent with the girls and significant others. I got to watch the Macy's parade with Sherry and Helena. Growing up in Detroit, I always watched the Hudson's parade (eventually called the Michigan parade) and I always fa... Read more
Hurt
Monday, November 23, 2020      4 comments

Every once in a while, I think about situations where others hurt me. One person in particular went through a period when there were a lot of hurts towards me. I could never figure out why. I try to let it go, but it keeps bouncing back at me... Read more
Medicines
Saturday, November 21, 2020      4 comments

It's time I stop taking so many medicines. I noticed that a couple made no difference. Sometimes I worry about withdrawals, but I haven't noticed any yet. I 've been working with my doctor who recommended I start getting away from a lot o... Read more
The Internet
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      6 comments

I was going through the internet, yesterday, listening to different songs and just looking at things that caught my eye. I came across Carroll Spinny - most people know him as Oscar and Big Bird. He talked about how he liked playing both chara... Read more
The Never-ending Story
Saturday, November 14, 2020      6 comments

I talked to my sister, Sharon, the other day. Our oldest sister, Barbara, passed from Covid19 on Mar 31. I, like many others, thought for sure this would be over by now. Sharon, her daughter, her granddaughters, her granddaughter's husband, m... Read more
34 Year Anniversary
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      4 comments

34 years ago tonight, my Dad went to Heaven. I miss the hugs and talks - he was my best friend.... Read more
More Thoughts on Election
Monday, November 09, 2020      5 comments

It's not the fact that Biden won or Trump lost. It doesn't have to do with "fraud". The important take home on the election is that we have a woman vice president elect. (I wouldn't care if she was purple.) My grandmas couldn't vote until th... Read more
Election Aggravation
Thursday, November 05, 2020      5 comments

I have always disliked political ads. I enjoyed the opponents in (I think) Utah where they made an ad together and civilly. Trump reminds me of Al Gore, who had a fit when he lost. Granted, Gore had the popular vote, but he knew the rules goi... Read more
Stop!
Thursday, October 29, 2020      7 comments

Today I found out that the Peanuts Holiday Specials won't be on a major network but on Apple TV+. Most of them had been on TV for 50+ years. Add that to the stay-in-place, the kids being home schooled, and the holidays and vacations disrupted/... Read more
What I Miss About my Mother
Monday, October 26, 2020      9 comments

Every time Helena would do or say something funny, I would call Mom and tell her. Despite the memory not always working, she would give a big, hearty laugh. I wish I could still do that. For example, Alec texted me Saturday with the follo... Read more
Eye Exam Time
Friday, October 23, 2020      8 comments

It is that time of year - time for a physical and an eye exam. I went to get my eyes checked this morning. I have to get a different prescription due to my cataracts getting worse. But they are not bad enough to be operated on. It's bad enou... Read more
Helena and the Disappearing Teeth
Saturday, October 17, 2020      6 comments

At last Monday's baseball game, Helena wasn't a happy camper. Her 5th tooth was very loose and driving her crazy. Her best friend, also on the team, was complaining that she hasn't lost any teeth. Helena came home Tuesday with the tooth i... Read more
This Time Every Year
Sunday, October 11, 2020      6 comments

I find that I am going into my slightly depressed/no energy fall phase of life. I start looking forward to December 21 because I know that the days will be getting longer and warmer.... Read more

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