Category Archives: Memories

Veterans Day






For my children and grandchildren:               My dad, who was part of a selfless generation of men and women who valiantly paid the price for the precious freedom we have.      

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Birthday Love






Twenty-five years ago a cherubic bundle of love made her entrance into my life. Waiting for my sweet daughter, Anna, seemed to take an eternity–but in reality it was only eight years, during which time my heart’s desire for another … Continue reading

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“It Was Fun!”






A soft spot resides in my heart for the cool, emerald-green waters of the Clackamas River. Steadily flowing downward toward the ocean it playfully maneuvers around and over the securely anchored rocks. Seeming to pause for a rest, the water … Continue reading

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Pick Carefully & Talk Quietly






In the stillness of dawn, Summer showers silently fell to earth; The sky sprinkled with spent rain clouds, Obligingly yielded to early morning’s sun.–Apron Girl    Sunny skies greeted me in the morning, which meant it was a good day … Continue reading

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Memories Of My Dad






The years have flown since my dad’s passing, but with Father’s Day approaching I find myself asking “Who was he?” Seldom did I catch a glimpse of him as an individual, and as the youngest I didn’t have much opportunity … Continue reading

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“Where R U…?”






clos·et  [kloz-it] noun 1. a small room, enclosed recess, or cabinet for storing clothing, food, utensils, etc… My version would read slightly different… clos·et  [kloz-it] noun 1. a small room, enclosed recess, or holding area for presents, candy, and extra … Continue reading

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Warm Keepsakes






“Harvest Gold”, “Avocado Green”, and “Coppertone Brown” are familiar phrases when recalling the 70’s. Houses everywhere were filled with refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, and numerous other large items in the popular warm shades of the day, and homemakers who were unable … Continue reading

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Easter Memories






Weather permitting, the Saturday before Easter my dad mowed the plush carpet of green that was thriving as a result of frequent spring showers and gently warming temperatures following the release of winter’s grip. After my dad finished, I gathered … Continue reading

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Soggy Flowers & Flaky Biscuits






What to do when day after day after day it keeps raining… Circling around narrow and crowded residential streets, Elizabeth and I finally located a parking space a mere block from our destination. Armed with an umbrella and my hood … Continue reading

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Memories Multiplied






Thirty-two years ago two sweet faces made their way into my heart, and to this day I vividly recall being wheeled out of the hospital with a babe in each arm, and as I gazed at one and then another, … Continue reading

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