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TRICK-OR-TREAT

My writer’s task for this week: Describe the most memorable Halloween from your youth. After accepting that challenge, a special memory immediately sprang to the forefront, which I’ve related as this week’s blog post via my adult (??) mind. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. TRICK-OR-TREAT We’d donned costumes every Halloween for as long as we’d… Continue reading TRICK-OR-TREAT

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day “What is a man without a woman? Why even Father Lonnigan had a mother.” Indeed he did––as do we all. I borrowed these lines from “The Quiet Man” because: 1) it’s one of my favorite films; and 2) because today is Mother’s Day, the day to honor the special women who gave us… Continue reading Mother’s Day

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Five

This week’s blog post is based on another writer’s challenge: Trace the path of a five dollar bill as it passes through the lives of five different people. As always, I had fun with the challenge. Hope you enjoy it, too. Thanks for stopping by.   Five Lincoln’s dignified gaze stared at me as he… Continue reading Five

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Check Engine Light

I recently made a brief presentation at my Sisters in Crime chapter meeting. The topic was Writing Prompts, something my weekly blog posts thrive upon. Following my short talk, group members got out their pens and papers or logged-on to their computers. We chose a prompt from a list I’d prepared, and then we began… Continue reading Check Engine Light

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The Family Curse

As I’ve mentioned in prior blog posts, I possess an I-can-do-it-myself attitude that dates back to at least my grandfather, probably further. If something broke, we fixed it. If we needed to remodel or create something entirely new, we built or redecorated as necessary. Though I never viewed my family as poor, we also learned… Continue reading The Family Curse

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Squirrel Wars

War is something most folks would much rather avoid, especially when it takes place in their own backyard. This week’s post deals with one of those battles that I had to fight. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Despite my neighbor’s Bull Mastiff using my head for a chew toy when I was a toddler, I’ve… Continue reading Squirrel Wars

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Too Soon

Last week, a dear friend of mine lost her one and only grandchild. Though I expressed my condolences, I could only imagine the heartache she and her family were and still are experiencing. As I sincerely believe, and have heard from other folks as well, parents and grandparents should not outlive their children and grandchildren.… Continue reading Too Soon