Posts in category "Circle of Life"

A Lesson From Paramount Theatre's Mary Poppins

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I attended a matinee of Mary Poppins at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, with my daughter, her two step-daughters, her mother-in-law and her sister-in-law. It was a fun “Girls Afternoon Out”. While everyone thoroughly enjoyed the excellent performance, I was surprised to discover that I was seeing Mary Poppins in a... Read more »

3 Life Lessons From When My Dad Died

Last week it was 24 years since my Dad died. It was completely unexpected and he was way too young. I woke up that morning like any other morning, but by noon, it had all gone south. Life Lesson #1 -  Your entire life can change in a heartbeat. My sister called me about 10:00 and... Read more »

First Apartment is the Memorable Home Sweet Home

  “Write about a favorite or memorable place you have lived for any time at all, whether a country, state, city, childhood home, fraternity/sorority, hostel, hotel or even bedroom.”  - Blogapalooza Topic 4-30-14 What a great blog topic!  The place that immediately came to mind was my first apartment after I graduated from college. It... Read more »
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Best Friends Forever

Life is very complicated these days. Everybody knows that. Between jobs, kids activities, family obligations, and so much more, most of us barely get the simple things accomplished each day. We remember to eat when our stomach growls and the laundry needs to be done because we run out of underwear, but a lot of... Read more »

Shirley Temple Inspired Two Generations of Girls With Her Talent

I just got back from visiting my Mom in Florida. It was a good visit.  We talked about lots of things, past and present, and the subject of Shirley Temple’s recent death came up. Mom and Shirley were contemporaries, born in the same month, a couple of years apart.  Mom had a Shirley Temple doll, a... Read more »

Final Battle for One of the Greatest Generation

I recently returned from visiting my mother and stepfather in Florida. My stepfather, Carl, had a stroke about a year ago, and has been in the nursing home ever since. And while his body is not functioning as he would like, and he has trouble completing his thoughts verbally,  his mind is not impaired. It... Read more »
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What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?

No I’m not asking you about pizza! It’s a little more serious than a pizza slogan! A group of us were talking about life and the subject of obituaries came up. Pat had asked her father to write an obit with information he would want people to know. He did so, but she didn’t see... Read more »

What Grandchildren Teach Us

I didn’t understand. Not really. My friend, Mary, said it best several years ago. “I don’t see what the big deal is all about. People just go on and on about their grandchildren and it’s not that big of a deal!!” Well, that was before she had any grandchildren and before I did. Now she... Read more »

The Circle of Life Before My Eyes

My husband and I have our first grandchild.  For those of you with grandchildren, that simple sentence says soooo much that words cannot convey.  The pride, the love, the overwhelming sense of being truly blessed by this little child who has no idea of the joy he gives so many people. Cody is about 9-1/2... Read more »
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    Ann Louise is a newbie blogger searching for her new purpose or passion in life. She has a degree in English and has had a lifelong love of reading. She is married, has raised two children, and is enjoying her first grandchild. Ann and her husband enjoyed owning and operating their retail furniture store for 20 years and now are ready for new challenges and opportunities. She loves traveling, visiting family and friends, and enjoys hearing the stories that we all have to tell.

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