Category Archives: houses

The House Where I Finally Grew Up

We sold our home in southern California this week.  And by coincidence, last week my youngest sister sold her house, the one my parents bought 48 years ago.  I never think about my childhood home.  I lived there for eight … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air!

This morning I sat in front of the fireplace in the living room; the two oldest dogs, with matching surgical scars on their right legs, lay at my feet. Outside the temperature was 24 degrees. The sky was overcast. The … Continue reading

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Last night we had a thunder storm.  Spectacular lightning!  This morning I went out into the yard and found that something had trampled the day lilies in the front yard.  Trampled may not be the right word.  As a former … Continue reading

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The Lost Bracelet

Yesterday I lost my favorite bracelet.  This bracelet is a simple braided black leather band.  The clasp, however, is distinctive:  two silver dragon heads, each biting down on a silver circle that resembles the leather band.  My husband gave it … Continue reading

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Part 10: Our New Nest

How important is the place where one lives?  Is the building itself important?  Or is it the way one feels when one retreats to one’s abode?  Is home the heart?  The mind?  A fortress?  A retreat?  What makes a house … Continue reading

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