Posts tagged "Red Apple Restaurant"

Responding to the Boston Marathon Tragedy: So Glad for the Guard and First Responders

Responding to the Boston Marathon Tragedy: So Glad for the Guard and First Responders
These are the size-13 boots of a citizen soldier. The new boots of a young National Guard enlistee who swore to support and defend the constitution of America from its enemies, both foreign and domestic. The kind of enemies that showed up yesterday and rocked our world. A world of thousands of Americans, runners, families, and spirited... Read more »

All Happiness Depends on a Leisurely Breakfast

All Happiness Depends on a Leisurely Breakfast
Few visits are sweeter than taking both of my parents to the Red Apple of Palatine for a leisurely breakfast. For one thing, their attitudes are super sweet in the morning. And for the second thing, my dad is always hungry for eggs and bacon. My dad sometimes says, ‘let’s go to the “Red Barn, or... Read more »

No Fear New Year

No Fear New Year
Best 10 days of 2012? Easy answer. August 5-15, 2012. Vacationing in a thatched-roof hut in Kruger National Park, South Africa, with a wake-up call from Neil, our crazy good Dutch guide, at 5:30 am to jump start each sunrise game drive. Any cat would be a good sighting, but I secretly hoped to see... Read more »
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Surviving Celebrationitis

Surviving Celebrationitis
This is where I am: absolutely amazed by a rapid succession of special events with 3 octogenarians and 1 nonagenarian. And, believe it or not, have my home fully decorated for Christmas and even sent cards snail mail. This is where I was: celebrating my father’s birthday, my mother’s birthday, and hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon... Read more »
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    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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