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About texasgaga

I am a mom, a grandmom (Gaga to my 2nd oldest grand-child), a sister, a friend, a construction estimator, a homeowner, an active member of a 12 step recovery group, an artist, a reader, a survivor, a do it yourself wannabe, a laugher

Happy Middle Child Day…it isn’t much but it’s what we’ll have to settle for

Last week I got an email from the Corpus Christi Hooks announcing that August 12 is Middle Child Day and that they were discounting tickets to the game by $1.  It’s probably not enough to compensate for the pain suffered … Continue reading

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2014

We have two good parents who were about as opposite as you can get.  They were older when we were born;  Daddy was in his 40’s when they had my older sister and almost 50 when my younger sister was … Continue reading

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Days for Girls

The title makes me think about spring days playing with my daughter and granddaughter at the park.  It does not remind me of “the curse” or “that time of the month” or “periyuks.”  Menstrual periods. I had a chance to … Continue reading

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Lead foot

I’m not much of a criminal. It isn’t because I have a strict moral code.  Although I have a conscience, my moral behavior is fenced in with a fear of consequences.  I don’t want to be caught and I certainly … Continue reading

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Primarily Texas

Our parents thought that one of the most important things they could do as citizens of Texas and the U.S.A. was to vote.  That’s a little unusual since our ancestors on both sides of the aisle immigrated in the 18th … Continue reading

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Goodbye, good neighbor

Last week, there were 2 Portland police cars, a Guardian ambulance, and a fire truck parked in front of my house.  I didn’t see a fire and wondered which of our older neighbors was sick.  Mostly, I choked back a … Continue reading

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In one day

In one day?  There are times when life can only be endured from moment to moment to moment if truth be told.   January 15 will be the 5th anniversary of my son Jack’s death.  It all happened in one day, … Continue reading

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4,3,2,1—Wedding!

The first time Bob called me, he was looking for a rent house and wanted information about one in my neighborhood.  We’d met a year or so before at a recovery meeting; he remained more acquaintance than friend.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Silence

God, I have no idea where I am going.  I do not see the road ahead of me.  I cannot know where it will end.  Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your … Continue reading

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Over the river and through the woods…

…to Grandma’s house we go. In our case, it was just an 80 mile road trip up Hwy 281 through Three Rivers, Whitsett, Campbellton, and Pleasanton from George West, Texas to San Antonio. Growing up, my family customarily travelled to … Continue reading

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