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Throwback Thursday: Our Son Max

Call me a terrible mother. Max was ten weeks old the first time I left him alone. I had to pee and didn’t want to carry 10+ pounds of baby up the stairs to the bathroom with me. I left him … Continue reading

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Aunt Mel and Uncle Francis

A Pennsylvania Love Story While we were in Western Pennsylvania this weekend, my sister Cindy and I had lunch with our Aunt Melvina, Aunt Mel for short. She is my Dad’s brother’s widow. She’s a forthright woman who loves us … Continue reading

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A Couple’s Life Together, the Condensed Version

Our 30th Wedding Anniversary Thirty years ago today my husband Mike and I got married.  Thirty years ago we were in our early twenties and I walked down the long aisle of Immaculate Conception Church and met my future husband … Continue reading

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Death of a Beloved Uncle

My Uncle Bud passed away quietly at home on Monday morning. I received the call from Margaret, my cousin Lenny’s wife. His grandsons, in true Pennsylvania tradition, had the honor of carrying their grandfather’s now-quiet body to the waiting hearse. … Continue reading

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Birthday Greetings

My Great Nephew Turned Five It seems like only yesterday (gosh what a trite saying) my great nephew Aidan was born. And now he’s five (well, okay, really, really soon he’ll turn five!). He’s starting kindergarten half-days this month! We … Continue reading

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Jamaica, Day 2

Adjusting to the Vacation Life, Mon My husband Mike’s family, 20 strong, is vacationing together. Mike, his sisters Cathy, Betsy and Judy and their husbands and kids as well as Pop Pop and his girlfriend and a couple of the … Continue reading

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“Cherries in Winter”

Do you read cookbooks? I do. Do you read novels about cooking? I do. Have you read “Cherries in Winter” yet? I have and I think it’s worth your time. “Cherries in Winter” is a book about finding the good … Continue reading

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