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Celebrations

Leftovers, Line the Corners of my Plate…

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Last night, before I waddled into my carbo-induced coma and awaiting bed, I heard the song, The Way We Were. And this morning I'm...

A Salute to My Favorite Veteran

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Captain Dad and his trusty steed (F-100) on the flightline. I grew up loving a veteran: my Dad, a larger than life man who flew...

Vashon Halloween: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Cheshire Gigantica: At 357 pounds, the best-ever jack-o-lantern stole the night. Vashon Islanders take their celebrations seriously, in a non-serious sort of way. Halloween is...

Surprising Our Super Hero

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My super hero could fly. My first memory of Dad as super hero came in the first grade. Allowed to navigate the theater concession stand...

Mom’s the Word

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Mother's Day memory
A younger me in the company of Mom and Grandma greatness. Mother's Day is a tough one to get right sometimes; it has been a...

Dining on Gratitude

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Namaste. One yoga pose I can manage without toppling over. I woke up this morning still shining from the polish of the evening before. A...

When Marriages and Toasters Were Built to Last

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My favorite couple in 1953. My parents are about to celebrate 58 years together, an anniversary also shared with one of their favorite wedding gifts, ...

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby…

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My mother just turned 80, and the family was together to celebrate not only the milestone but the lovely woman who wears it so...

Merry Christmas From My House to Yours

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Winter Wonderland on Vashon Island
No white stuff this year, but I love recalling 2008, when a lush blanket of snow halted everything on the island but our laughter...

Recalling When Christmas Came to Vashon

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country living at Christmas
The old place bedazzled by swags of C-9s. I was revisiting some of my past Christmas posts, and stumbled upon the one that follows. While...