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Archive for November 2018

2018 Reading Challenge: Reading While Cruising.

I returned home Thanksgiving afternoon after three weeks of traveling in Europe. Part of the trip was on the Mediterranean Ocean and for a while, on the Atlantic. We visited Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. A fabulous trip, and in addition to posting photos, I’ll tell you more. But one great “small world” moment? Author Jayne…

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Love at the Dollar General, A Thanksgiving wedding

While I travel this month I’ve selected some of my favorite past blogs to share with you. This one is from 2009 when our family celebrated a very special wedding at Thanksgiving time. I get weepy reading it. There’s an update at the end. They had been a couple for more than twenty years.  Each…

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Sunday Inspiration: Gratefulness

  Gratefulness is the only appropriate response to that which is given…and this life is a given. Every human being can realize: we didn’t make ourselves, we didn’t even choose this life. If you train yourself to be grateful for everything, every moment, then when you come to something that you don’t like, you realize…

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Life As A Lemonade Stand

  While I’m traveling in November, I’m happily sharing some of my favorite blogs from 2009. In the years after I wrote this, our family bought a little cottage in Chautauqua and now spend our summers there. We’re still close to the family in this blog and love spending time with them. Of course Fortunate…

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Sunday Inspiration: Family means showing up

“Family” isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each others backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to even like each other. It means never giving up…

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Old Friends, or Digging Through Trash Cans for Love

While I’m traveling in November, I’ve chosen some of my favorite blogs from the past to share with you. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed going back into the past to find them. This one, about old friends, is from 2009. I’ve been cleaning my study.  Today I discovered…

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