Archive for September 2015

What happened to my BFF Mary?

What happened to my BFF Mary?
When we moved to Arlington Heights from Ft. Myers, Florida, in 1975, one of the biggest perks was that our block was filled with kids my age. There was Kenny and Judy next door; Kerrie and her younger brother across the street; Amy and her 3 siblings on the corner; Greg across the street; a... Read more »

10 tips for a successful garage sale

10 tips for a successful garage sale
This past weekend, my mom and I held a garage sale at her home. I’ve held many garage sales in my life and really enjoy doing so because I strongly prefer to see things repurposed and reused rather than ending up in a landfill. My mom’s neighbors are always amazed at the success of my... Read more »

September 11 Gratitude and Memories

We all remember where we were on September 11 and I’m no exception. I’ve written about my experiences of September 11th twice – in 2009 and 2011 – and you can click on those links and read my story. While there are many things I wish to forget about September 11th and the wars that we entered as... Read more »
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