Category Archives: childhood memories

Never the Same Way Twice Mac n Cheese

It’s New Year’s Eve.  This time last year (and the nineteen years before that), I was putting the finishing touches on a casserole for a neighborhood New Year’s Eve party.  Today I am chilling champagne for a small family gathering.  … Continue reading

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O’Christmas Tree, O’Christmas Tree

I love Christmas trees.  Christmas trees not only symbolize all the beauty and hope of the season but are reminders of Christmases past.  I have three trees this year.  Maybe more if I have to count the tiny tabletop trees.  … Continue reading

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Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog

Ah cooking!  A science not unlike alchemy.  One takes the ingredients, blends them together and hopes for a dish that the family will like.  Moms feeding children have an easier time than I do.  They can set rules: “No veggies; … Continue reading

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

Sometimes I think I have moved to a foreign country, one where everyone speaks English but I don’t recognize the words.   The rules are similar; the customs are familiar, but I’m missing some crucial piece of information that everyone else … Continue reading

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Part 9: Road Trip!

After the movers came and went, after we said our good byes to neighbors and friends, after we spent one last night in the house where we had lived for twenty-one years,  we put the dogs in the truck, secured … Continue reading

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