Category Archives: Family

Happy Birthday Baby Sister!

Rather startling to think your little baby sister is 50!  Seems like only yesterday she was a wee little thing with Shirley Temple curls and the longest eyelashes in the www (whole wide world!)  What a cutie-pie! When she was … Continue reading

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7 Weeks

Seven weeks ago today my mother died. I’m still feeling more than a bit shell-shocked. Everyday some little thing reminds me she is gone. Last night while I was picking up a few things at the grocery store, I found … Continue reading

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First You Burn It . . .

It’s early.  Not yet dawn.  And I decide I want to have some tea and toast to start my day.  I grab the bread and put two slices in the toaster.  While they’re toasting, I get out the electric kettle … Continue reading

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Mom’s Vegetable Salad Mold

This weird recipe for a vegetables-jello-tomato-soup-cream-cheese-salad-mold needs a better name.  It is a recipe given to my mom by her aunt, an old-maid-schoolteacher, who couldn’t cook but who liked to tell other people how to cook, most especially if they were cooking … Continue reading

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Santa Claws

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s been five months since our cat, Gizmo, died and I still miss him.  Over the years The Kid took pictures of him and of all of them this one is my all-time favorite: I don’t know … Continue reading

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Cookbooks, cookbooks and more cookbooks . . .

A while back I wrote about my very first cookbook here and recently I got out my first real grown-up cookbook, “The Joy of Cooking”. My grandmother sent it to me when I had my first apartment.  It got me thinking … Continue reading

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The Kid Came Home….

First of all…Happy “Kiss And Make Up” Day!! It’s real. Really.  A day devoted to kissing and making up.  I don’t know how it started, but it sounds like a good idea.  Call up someone you’ve had a little tiff … Continue reading

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July is National Hot Dog Month…

…and today was National Chili Dog Day. Guess what I made for lunch??? In honor of National Hot Dog Month, here’s a little blast from the past: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQwJdXFQlU and here’s another….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNddW2xmZp8 I am not ashamed to admit it . … Continue reading

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A Good Time Was Had By All . . .

Taking some time off is one thing, but two whole months is a bit much, even for me. Sad news.  Our darling cat Gizmo died in his sleep on June 1st. He’d been a joy and a blessing in our … Continue reading

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THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE . . .

We’ve lived together for over 16 years and we’ve never once discussed marriage.  But I love him.  I prepare his meals just as he likes them.  I cut his meat and fish into tiny pieces for him.  I fix him … Continue reading

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