Posts tagged "Circle of Life"

Go Now! Advice From a Three Year Old

My grandson just turned 3. Oh what joy to be three again! I could repeatedly run around in circles; from the kitchen, the dining area, through the living room, down the hall and back to the kitchen, and then jump into the arms of a happy grandparent when I was done. Then, laughing, sweating, throwing... Read more »

And That's the Day Everything Changed

Everybody has days in their lives that remain so firmly in mind that it’s like rewinding a movie or video every time you think about it. For me, this particular day is that day; the day everything changed. It started out like any other day. I went to work about 9:00, bringing my son along... Read more »

I'm Still Living My Favorite Childhood Memories

The Blogapalooza challenge for December asks us to write about our favorite childhood memories.  For me, that always revolves around one place – the family cabin in Northern Wisconsin. My dad bought this cabin in 1959 after we had spent several summers at a resort next door. It was just a little hunting shack with... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Where Are You When You're Needed?

Sometimes you are just in the right place at exactly the right time. It may not seem like it in the moment, but later on, you realize that someone needed you and you were there. About 25 years ago, my husband and I were new business owners. Our furniture store was in a small town... Read more »
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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 »