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Family Night Out

Hannah, Paul and I took a break from the hustle and bustle of life and attend a local paint and sip event. None of us have much experience with painting … Continue reading

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My First Love

Today is my father’s birthday. With me living so far away, the times we spent this day together have been far and few between. I can’t be there today, but … Continue reading

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Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch Outing with Dad

This week in Pennsylvania visiting my folks has been blissfully slow-paced. On the first sunny day, Dad and I went for a drive in search of a mountain overlook where … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day and Reminiscing

Groundhog Day Poster

It’s a little known fact that I was born in Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania, home to my paternal grandparents and where my father was raised. Growing up the daughter of an Army … Continue reading

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Christmas Reflection

Christmas 2012. Not a child, not quite grown up, she finds great joy in the day. It’s not about what’s under the Christmas tree for Hannah. It’s about us all … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with Harry Potter Monopoly

Harry Potter Monopoly

The last day of 2011 found my family gathered around the table playing Harry Potter Monopoly. New Year’s Eve afternoon is typically game day served up with popcorn and appetizers. … Continue reading

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Anniversary No. 14

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Fourteen years ago, I married my best friend. This has not been an inconsequential partnership so far. Four ducks: $25 One gold fish: $28 Thirteen chickens: $77 Two cats: $1,153 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dad!

the colonel's birthday card

Dad’s birthday was on the 17th. I made this card for him featuring his chicken namesake, but couldn’t share it until I knew he had received it in the mail … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Woes

Summer Camp

My girl has flown the coop. Left the nest. Gone to summer camp. At eleven years old, this is only her second time away from home alone. The first was … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Project – Jubliee Jumbles

Jubilee Jumbles

During the last trip to my parent’s home in Pennsylvania my mother tossed a new project my way. She has this idea to create a family recipe book with a … Continue reading

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Ruth Bender Nerviani 1915-2011

Ruth Bender Nerviani

I lost my grandmother this week. Ruth (nee Strobel) Bender Nerviani died peacefully in her sleep at age 96 with my mother by her side. Her passing leaves a void … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

christmas 2010

This Christmas artwork was created by my great, great aunt, Elizabeth Stroble. Elizabeth taught art at a high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota.? Each year she created an amazing linoleum block … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Sweetie

In my house we’re big on nicknames and endearments for those we love. For example, Snape the cat is Snapey-poo, Boo Boo Bear, or Itty Bitty Boo (just to name … Continue reading

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Grandma Jordan’s Laundry Basket

Cinder in antique laundry basket

My Grandma Jordan was born in 1900 and lived in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania for all the years I knew her. My grandparents had a splendid old house on Penn Street in … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Sweetie

Thirteen years ago today I married my best friend. Lucky me! Other than marrying Paul, the thing that stands out the most as I think back on our wedding is … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon Must Be Over

This month I’ll have been married to Paul for THIRTEEN years. Wow. A lot has happened in our lives since we met and married – our Hannah, the loss of … Continue reading

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