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Everyone Lies

One thing that I’m learning from genealogy is that everyone lies.  Some are interesting, some are whoppers and some are just silly. Case in point.  One of my grandmothers lied about her age.  Not an uncommon occurrence.  She lied about … Continue reading

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Things To Change

I just read the latest from one of my favorite bloggers at The Zen Hiker.  He talks about the cool side of the pillow.  Except he says it better than that.  Immediately I thought about things I promised myself I would … Continue reading

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A Matter Of Perspective

Memory is a strange thing.  Three people can see the same event yet see three different things.  Memory is like that.  Everything is about perspective. Here’s my favorite perspective story ever. After my divorce, my kids and I lived in … Continue reading

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November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, I vividly remember three things.  My oldest brother had his 20th birthday.  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  I was given Coca-Cola to drink out of a crystal sherry glass. I was home from school with … Continue reading

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Still Obsessed With DNA

This Christmas, I gave an ancestryDNA kit to my son and bought one for myself, as well. Whenever I get time, I work on our genealogy.  And it is always full of surprises. One branch of my family that we … Continue reading

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#SantaCon 2016

This past Saturday, I took one of my daughters and two grandsons to meet my son in New York City.  We were going to Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas Tree, the Lego store to spend money and then have … Continue reading

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The Almost Thanksgiving At The In-Laws

It’s a safe bet to say that lots of women have issues with their mother-in law.  Some more so than others.  My mother-in-law, while my ex and I were dating, would *sigh* and talk about his previous girlfriend.  I would … Continue reading

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The Quarter

On May 12, 1994, I was teaching a class in Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention.  Instead of business attire, for this class I wore sweatpants, a sweatshirt and had my hair up on top of my head in a … Continue reading

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How divorce became funny.

Of course, it wasn’t funny at first.  But with hindsight, looking back 27 years ago, a lot of things that happened then, and still happen now, are funny.  I realized that when we have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our … Continue reading

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