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Pumping Gas in My Pajamas…..

I put on my purple plaid "silly pants," aka pajama bottoms, and I got in the car.  It was as I was backing out of the driveway that I realized I needed gas if I were going to get to my destination.  There was no time to go back in and change.  So it happened--I… Continue reading Pumping Gas in My Pajamas…..

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backstage

This weekend my sisterfriend has a story to share, as do so many of the beautiful, strong women I know.  For all of you who are taking the brave step of sharing your stories out loud for others to hear, have courage.  You are stronger than you know.  You lived it, now go and share… Continue reading backstage

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Stories for Daddy with a Brownie on the Side

Today is my Daddy's birthday.  March 23.  Another one.  Without him.  This is the fourth without him here with us.  The third since we gathered with Mama and planted the tea olive at the foot of his grave. How is that even possible?  Time is an elusive creature. Today we made a small pan of… Continue reading Stories for Daddy with a Brownie on the Side

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The Dream That Made Me Hear

Is there a full moon or something? Because these dreams I am having.....when I awake, I'm not rested.  I spend the rest of the day seeking meaning. Last night's was no different.  In keeping with the "It's not for me to lock the door to keep someone out" and yesterday's thoughts about fear and comfort… Continue reading The Dream That Made Me Hear

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Hands and Hearts Joined Together

Note:  This is not a news report filled with facts about last night's vigil.  This is simply my story of what I experienced and what I understood to have happened.  The news articles are about the facts.  This is about my heart.   Yesterday started like any other.  Breakfast, math, spelling.....and then the text came… Continue reading Hands and Hearts Joined Together

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Sharing Stories Around the Picnic Table

On New Year's Day, over Maemae's Swedish Christmas Ginger Cookies in the shapes of Star Wars characters with a side of sparkling cider, I got to share stories with my nephews and my littles.  They sat around the picnic table I bought and brought home and painted on one of the occasions the Fella was… Continue reading Sharing Stories Around the Picnic Table

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All Need Telling

Back many years ago when I worked with Hospice, I had the privilege of visiting with an older gentleman who loved to tell stories.  He told me about selling Elvis his first car, about saving a ship from blowing up during WWII, and so many others.  I sat with him in the cold of winter… Continue reading All Need Telling

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The Weight of Worries and Woes

Some days life is hard. Not because of what has happened, but because of what could happen. All the coulds and mights and maybes and what ifs. Those can pile up on a soul and wear her slap out. This soul anyway. I'm tired, y'all.  Between a headache for days and those doggone what ifs… Continue reading The Weight of Worries and Woes