Category Archives: Family

Sisters Are.…

“Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life,” Author Unknown “Sister to sister we will always be, a couple of nuts off the family tree,” Author Unknown “A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams,” Author Unknown “Sisters may share … Continue reading

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Happy Mothering Day…

Mothering… …is fundamental to all beings. …involves nurturing and raising children. …extends far beyond biology and bodies. …is the act and practice of love and the passing on of knowledge. …occurs across multiple times and spaces …is political. …is life. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Years….

The Brandywine River Years…. the past 22 months have been a series of twists and turns, lives circling in and out between “the known and unknown.”* In October 2013, our Beloved Aunt Mary laid her body down to rest in … Continue reading

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Cat Call…….

In August, 1966, my sister Leslie and I, and our Cadette Girl Scout troop took a long awaited camping trip up Poudre Canyon, in the Rocky Mountains west of Fort Collins, Colorado. All of the girls in the troop had worked hard … Continue reading

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Still Floatin’……..

The old lily pad has been listing a little from the wear and tear of the past eight months. Mike has had several brushes with pneumonia. The third weekend of September he was in intensive care for several days and … Continue reading

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Welcome Back…….

Mike is 60 years old today. Thirty-six days ago he was admitted to a local hospital with pneumonia and sepsis. The twelve days in intensive care were an excruciating exercise in patience, faith and hope. The eight days of his … Continue reading

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Food, family, fun ……

Reunion picnics are part of the crazy patchwork quilt of our childhood. When we were young, my siblings and I measured the progression of summer by the family reunions we attended. For us, summer began with the Memorial Day Picnic. This reunion always … Continue reading

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Middle Bit…….

The middle child often does get left out. In some families they act out more than the other children. In some families they simply remain quiet and become the peacemaker, friendly with all sides. Our middle kid tends to be quieter … Continue reading

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Bling Glam Bloom…….

Alice’s dance to the prom was strewn with dresses, gloves, nail polish, Goldilocks curls, hair accessories and wrist corsages.  MomJami and her cousins glammed* Alice up and took some cool pics.  Alice has done a really good job at school this … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day ……

My sister had a project scheduled in the northwest Chicago suburbs this week. She wanted to know what we could do if she came to town on Sunday morning. After checking the calendar and consulting with Sam’s Mom and Mike, we … Continue reading

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