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The Third Day of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas..... Tonight I sat listening to the carols being played and sung by people who have come to be a part of my family.  As they sang and played the guitar and the flute and the drum box, I was, once again, moved to tears in the midst of "Silent… Continue reading The Third Day of Christmas

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Delta Dawn and Earworms

Isn't it interesting to hear songs now that you once sang out loud as a child?  Does it ever make you cringe that you sang it, not knowing what the lyrics meant? So many songs from all those years ago I can still remember the lyrics to.  One of my favorite radio stations is the… Continue reading Delta Dawn and Earworms

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Going Way Back

Sometimes when I'm alone in my car, driving with the radio loud, I forget how old I am. Depending on what song is playing,  I'm 12 and loving rainy nights, or I'm 16 and quite enthralled with Mickey--who is, by the way, fine, or I'm 19 and assuring the world it's my prerogative, or I'm… Continue reading Going Way Back

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The Sound of Music

My heart rejoices.  My girl is playing her guitar again. After a couple of years on the oboe (and a minor fortune spent on those reeds!) and a couple of years on percussion, my oldest Aub asked for a new instrument.  She wanted to try her hand and skills on the guitar. We got her… Continue reading The Sound of Music

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Traveling back on a “Heart-filled Journey” with Anne and Elvis

That moment when you hear an Anne Murray song on the radio and realize you know every single word of the song? Yeah, that happened today. And I'm actually admitting it.  It's okay.  Really. Within a fourteen-minute period I went from being 22 again to ten to seventeen and back to elementary aged. Ah, listening… Continue reading Traveling back on a “Heart-filled Journey” with Anne and Elvis

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Skating Parties and Time Machines

Saturday I got in a time machine and pressed the button for my elementary and junior high years. Yep, it was my littles' first skating party. At the same skating rink that the popular children hung out at when I was in school.  (I was not one of them.) I remember the first time I… Continue reading Skating Parties and Time Machines