ice cream is a necessity

Since I was a kid, I have had a love affair with ice cream. A friend through thick and thin, ice cream was always there for me in my time of need.  Summer heat and need a treat? Ice cream to the rescue.  Boyfriend breakup and need a pick-me-up?  Ice cream always did the trick. […]

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crayons and markers

  like crayons and markers  I watched as she drew  outlined and shadowed  but before she was through-  she’d say look this way-  and with special care  she’d dab a little here  and she’d dab a little there-  transforming me into  a queen for a day  how I loved it when Grandmother  came to play!  […]

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a blanket of blessings

stitch by stitch  it was frozen in time  I watched it grow  and dreamed it was mine  soft and warm  like an autumn sky an afghan brings memories of days gone by   My mom recently and asked me if there was anything in particular that I would like to have that belonged to my Granny.  Oddly […]

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Back in my day…

Yesterday I had the joy of sharing one of those “back in my day” stories with my daughters… While I was looking through some pictures from a trip my husband and I took to Paris-B.C. (before children), I found something from my childhood that I have been looking for for years! When I was about 10 […]

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the fog lifted…

perspective changes  when the fog lifts- we see what  was there all along Speaking of fog…over the summer I got to “view” this gorgeous place-  Swannanoa Palace … and it just so happened to be under a heavy blanket of fog that day- adding to the mysterious but still lovely atmosphere.  I had the joy of […]

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We’ve all got stories

We’ve all got stories stories that need  telling  but every story worth  telling  needs someone who will stop and listen Have you seen the movie “The Wedding Singer”?  Drew Barrymore’s character is named Julia, which I can identify with- because even though my name is Julie- my grandfather (and several other people) have always called […]

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Piece by Piece

putting together history- and His story one piece at a time I picked up the tattered puzzle box off my bookshelf and carefully dumped out the pieces.  Little parts were stuck together, weathered from age.  Would all the pieces be here?  I thought this phrase in my mind many times as I carefully sorted the edge […]

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Memories…like the corners of my mind

I think of all the things I thought and how I used to feel Remembering all my childhood angst the moments  become real connecting through our stories sharing thoughts and spending time I’m reliving my own childhood as I watch these girls of mine! I did something out of the ordinary the other day- I […]

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One day that’ll be me

one day we’ll look at our  wrinkled skin  our weathered lines and wonder where  the time has gone One day  we’ll remember  the dreams of our past and see the gift of our present- unwrapping  and sharing our memories- one by  one Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of […]

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Gifts from my Grandmother

Hands dance across keys  where music breathes  life into my soul Like a movie screen my history is seen upon these ivories where memories are made how I reminisce and make believe that she is sitting here with me oh the conversations I’ve played loud and soft slow and sweet she and I- that’s where we […]

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