Tag Archives: Love

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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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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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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Pots and plans

The fun part of a project is the planning. After that, it’s sweat  for a few weeks, hopefully followed by high 5’s.  The rain out crew came for a few hours on Friday, exposed piping, and cleaned up.  Looking at … Continue reading

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Kitchen Demo

When Bob texted me in March, 2010 to see if I knew of any houses for lease, I didn’t think we’d end up living together.  We’d been acquaintances for a few years, but he was just a man I knew.  … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I celebrated Memorial Day twice:  over the 3 day week-end and on May 30 since that is the traditional Memorial Day.   May 30, 1868 was the first time Americans observed Memorial Day commemorating lives lost during the Civil War.  General … Continue reading

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Day 8—Sisters

How do people make it through life without a sister?  ~Sara Corpening A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.  ~Isadora James To the outside world we … 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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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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Where’s the cradle?

After things fell through with the Montell lumber, we stalled for two weeks.  I suspect Bob was as sad as I was about the lack of a plan.  I fielded calls from the Boerne and Gonzales sawmill operators.   I didn’t … Continue reading

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