Monthly Archives: February 2014

Spring’s Pause






Spring flowers were being coaxed out of hiding when an unexpected winter storm arrived in the Willamette Valley. Snowfall has been sporadic in recent years, but “old timers” have reminisced about hard winters in days-gone-by and the time they walked … Continue reading

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Valentine Humor






The arrival of the local newspaper and the anticipation of reading the most recent comics is an integral part of my husband’s daily routine. HeĀ  purchases a subscription when “specials” are offered for direct delivery to our home, and for … Continue reading

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Valentine Mystery






Sorting through miscellaneous stationery from my mom’s collection of unused notecards, I discovered this delightful Valentine’s Day greeting. It’s sweet, simple, and was purchased for the very affordable price of 45 cents… and to think I am always on the … Continue reading

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The “Dish Fairy”






Fanciful tales of Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy were not part of the oral traditions passed down to my children during their formative years. Throughout their growing up, they gleefully took part in celebratory activities associated with … Continue reading

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