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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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Lost in Transition

This has been a year of transitions.  We moved across country.  We became grandparents.  My parents moved in with us.  We became poster children for the sandwich generation.  I have become lost in the ever increasing demands of my household.  … Continue reading

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Uprooted

My yard smells like Christmas, the fresh pine smell of cut trees.  But this is not the holiday.  The normally comforting and cheery aroma comes from a dying tree.  During Hurricane Sandy, an eastern White Pine, around fifty feet tall, … 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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Life with Dogs

This is my grandson’s chair: This is the dog that sat in the chair and smashed it: An almost 70 pound German Shorthair Pointer.  Why?  Perhaps because he was mad at me for locking them all in the sunroom when … 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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Part 8: A Truly Empty Nest

A note:  I wrote this before we closed on the house but never got to posting it.  The next few posts should bring us up-to date.  Stay tuned. Leaving home is what young people do.  Children become teenagers, dreaming of … Continue reading

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Part 7: The Packrat’s Nest

In a drawer of the handmade spice rack that Sis in Law gave us for a wedding present is a bird nest that my girls found almost twenty years after a Santa Ana (wind storm).  The nest had blown from … Continue reading

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Part 5: Somewhere a nest for us

California and Connecticut are a world apart.  At least a country apart.  In Connecticut, every inch of land seems to be in a city or town whereas in California, large areas are unincorporated and controlled by the county.  The conflict … Continue reading

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