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Missing My Dad on Father’s Day

It’s been more than two years now and I still have moments when I reach for the phone thinking, I need to call Dad.  I know he’s not missing me. He’s not waiting for me. But when we see each other again . . . well. It’s going to be GOOD. Until...

Summer by the Yard

A new deck is going up on our house as I write this. And I can hardly wait to sit out there in the cool of the evening. At our last house, my husband and I would often sit on the front porch steps, chatting lazily, watching Thistle poke around, and waving at passing...

Reminiscing with my shoes off

I’m going barefoot more often these days. One of the reasons I really like our new house is that it reminds me of the house I grew up in. Not as it is now, with new windows, new floors, a fabulous deck, and not one stick of furniture from my childhood–but...

Feeling Like a Kid on Mother’s Day

Remember when we were kids and we wanted to feel like grown-ups? Now I’m a grown up and all I want is to feel like a kid again. I got to spend much of the day with my mother yesterday. My brother and I drove ourselves over. We took groceries to make a special,...