Category Archives: growing up

Happy Birthday to Me

Yes, today is my birthday. Normally I approach the day with a ho hum attitude. It’s no big deal. It’s just another day. And it is. I’m not sharing the “news” for affirmation, but because this year’s celebration is a … Continue reading

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Indiana Fun

Lots of Laughter. Check. Lots of wet bathing suits. Check. Rekindling relationships among cousins. Check. Teamwork. Check. Fun. Check. Smiles. Smiles. Smiles. Check. Check. Check. From the check marks, I would say Grandpa’s yearly great adventure with the grandkids was … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Refine

Happy Saturday! It must be time for Five Minute Friday — you know, the time where we collectively write for five minutes (more or less) on a common prompt word and meet up at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2017/01/19/five-minute-friday-refine/) to share and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sweetheart … From the End Zone

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. You caught up to me again! Actually, I’m writing this in advance since birthday day I will be en route to Washington, DC {okay, Landover, MD} to take in the Packers-Redskins game with one of your clones, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Park

The promptmasters at Five Minute Friday have been very, very inventive with their prompts lately. At least for this contributor to the weekly writefest, I’ve had to dig deep into the gray matter. Since I don’t pre-peek into what my … Continue reading

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Pete’s Dragon

When I found out the Center Theater in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, had booked Pete’s Dragon while I was there, I have to admit I was quite excited. I don’t know why. Despite three kids (two came later) and a well-used VCR … Continue reading

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It Never Gets Old — Happy Anniversary

Sometimes it seems like yesterday. Other times it seems like a  lifetime ago. On this day 48 years ago, I watched in awe as this vision floated down the center aisle of mammoth Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in … Continue reading

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