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Making summer memories

Making summer memories

When I picked her up from school today (Wednesday), Alison said everything “looks like summer now.” She was talking about how our three days of rain followed by a bit…

I’m so old I remember a time before computers

I’m so old I remember a time before computers

Kids today are growing up, never knowing what it was like before computers, smart phones and the world-wide web. I have a picture of granddaughter Alea at 14 months old…

The ‘girls of 1964’ descend on mid-Michigan

The ‘girls of 1964’ descend on mid-Michigan

I have been procrastinating again, and now I am paying for it. It is 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening and I am just starting this column. Sometimes it is just…

Thunderstorms sunshine, warm weather and a snowstorm!

Thunderstorms sunshine, warm weather and a snowstorm!

I am sitting here in Lisa’s vehicle watching granddaughter Alea play soccer in a snowstorm…and only five days ago it was sunny and 70 degrees outside. Go figure. Granddaughter Alison…

Spring fever arrives

Spring fever arrives

Wednesday is here – deadline day – and once again I am sitting here staring at the darn computer screen. As usual, I couldn’t think of a thing to write…

April showers arrive this week

April showers arrive this week

The calendar says it is April out there, but I think we are really about a month behind this year. April, that rainy, muddy wonderful month is slow in coming.…

Recovery and a sedentary lifestyle

Recovery and a sedentary lifestyle

I’m bored. I know, after scaring myself and my family with the first serious illness of my life just two weeks ago, I need to remember to be thankful, as…

Take a little time to smell the roses

Take a little time to smell the roses

One of the things I brought home from the hospital with me Tuesday was a little ceramic angel, a gift from friends of son Don who have “been through and…

The perils of potholes

The perils of potholes

Every year the first signs of spring aren’t really rising temperatures, melting snow, sunshine or robins. You know spring is really coming when driving to town means weaving around all…

March – Flirting with 50?

March – Flirting with 50?

One of the coldest Februarys on record is finally over and March is here again. It doesn’t look like it, and it certainly doesn’t feel like it, but I know…