Category Archives: NJ

The Jersey Shore: Never a Dull Moment

A few weeks ago I took a nostalgic trip back in time, Jersey style. My sister-in-law Cathy drove. She, my sister-in-law Judy, who was visiting from St. Louis, and I grew up in New Jersey; we’ve known each other practically … Continue reading

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N.J. SpringFest 2012: Hopewell Valley Vineyards

  Last week my girlfriend Pat and I went to SpringFest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in western New Jersey. It’s always fun to see the garden displays, talk shop with the designers and landscapers and visit the various vendors. … Continue reading

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SpringFest 2012 at the Sussex County, N.J. Fairgrounds

This weekend was SpringFest, held at the Sussex County, NJ Fairgrounds. Garden designers, landscapers, garden centers and vendors from around New Jersey come together to create sample gardens, talk up their businesses and ideas, sell garden accessories and plants, and … Continue reading

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Civic Duty Day 3: Wrap-up of Jury Duty in Newark, NJ

Today was my third day reporting to jury duty. Today was the day I would find out if I was chosen to serve or be released. The judge said we should arrive at 9 a.m. this morning at his courtroom … Continue reading

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The Magnificent 7 – 2: Party!

Saturday night five good friends gathered for dinner and conversation at my home. Many of us had not seen each other since early December, when Gail hosted a cooking party we attended. Ginger wasn’t able to join us in December … Continue reading

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N.J. Flower & Garden Show 2011

The N.J. Flower & Garden Show draws me in like a bee to a lily every year; by February, I’m starved for flowers, green shrubs and the scents of spring. Typically, six or seven “gardens” are set up inside the … Continue reading

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Clothes Shopping, Part 1

Kohl’s On my birthday I sorted and bundled all my unworn, worn out, and simple unnecessary clothes into bags, donating most of them to the Red Cross. During my purge I found a few skirts and a couple of pairs … Continue reading

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