Category Archives: nostalgia

Birthday grace

I spent last Saturday with my sisters, participating in the Travis County Walk to End Alzheimer’s and celebrating my birthday at an Austin restaurant.  While we waited for our food order, GJ, the oldest of we three sisters, handed gallon … Continue reading

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My Happy Birthday Walk

I wish I were the kind of selfless person who says their birthday’s just another day.  I am not. I love my birthday!  Our mother woke us on our birthday morning with the story of her trip to the hospital … Continue reading

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I don’t want to break your feelings

When Bob and I decided to take a chance  on living together after living together one night at a time for the past few years, we chose to move into my little house.  I love my little house.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Day 13—Simple Pleasures

I had to define what I think constitutes a simple pleasure before I could name any.  After a year of driving a car that would alternately overheat or not start, I thought that the sound of my car starting would … Continue reading

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Day 10—Books

Once again, an incredibly good time with family bisected my plans to make a gratitude blog daily.  I could write a whole blog about that particular blessing, but I will stick to my gratitude list and write about books. Some … Continue reading

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Day 9—Music

I have no musical talent.  My sole purpose for joining a church choir is to encourage those around me to sing loudly to cover my voice.  Although our parents exposed me to piano lessons, I am immune to the piano.  … Continue reading

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Day 7—Acts of Kindness

As kids, our mother liked to reference one of the few Bible verses that she knew:  In doing kindness, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your kindness may be in secret, and your Father … Continue reading

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Day 1-Where I began

I was trying to decide where I did begin. I was born in Rockport so I began physically in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Our parents gravitated to small towns to raise us.  I was born … Continue reading

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Moments of Gratitude

I had the best 60th birthday that anyone could ever have.  I would have to sift the week-end with a #4 sieve to find something that wasn’t perfect.  I finally settled on my little sister, MA, who looks so stinking … Continue reading

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Lessons to apply over the next 60 years

I’m rounding the corner to my 60th birthday.  That doesn’t seem as crazy old as it should.  For the most part, I feel good and can do more than I could do when I was 40 and still drinking like … Continue reading

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