BINGO WITH MOM

BINGO WITH MOM

To Mothers Everywhere April 2008 It’s muffled at first but the sound of shuffling feet and humming motors grows as the crowd of Senior Citizens makes their way to the great room. As though a secret bell clangs inside their permed to death, over bleached, or bald heads, here they come. BINGO! Yep, I’m excited. Motorized chairs with ribbons, metal walkers with tennis balls for rollers, and […]

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You too can be a Millionaire!

You too can be a Millionaire!

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! I’ve decided to become the next great stock guru. Move over Warren. Buffett that is! It’s been a bumpy start but you just wait. By the end of this informative article, you too, will become a millionaire! Yep. It all started with SNAP. You know, Snap Chat. All the kids are doing it so it must be good, right? I thought I’d […]

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Easter 2017

Easter 2017

Can you say, Alleluia? I had the best Easter. After I got over that horrible death (Jesus dying on the cross), and listening to the Dynamic Catholic series, I was ready for anything. I spent it with my daughter, Andrea, and her family in Georgetown, Texas. The Easter bunny gave me what I had been looking for – Sling Back footies.  Couldn’t find them anywhere.  My […]

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GRANDKIDS

GRANDKIDS

GRANDKIDS It was a blow, but our children have finally discovered that it isn’t them we’re interested in; it’s what they bring with them that’s the focus of our attention. Wiping noses, kissing scraped knees, laughing at their jokes, and cheering them on have a whole new meaning when it’s the grandkids First birthdays are the best. It’s a time when the little one has […]

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

LENT BEGINS I got my ashes early at the 7am mass I missed. I picked up some for me, blessed of course, and got a tiny bit extra for my favorite priest. This was after I took my youngest daughter to the airport, getting up at 5:00am to make her 8:15 flight. Like her daddy always said, “better to be 3 hours early than 1 minute late.” And he […]

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Remember January 2008

Remember January 2008

Nothing Lasts Forever – Why not? “It’s only twenty-eight years old. You’d better call repair,” my husband says as I jiggle the heating element in my new (are you joking) oven. “They just don’t make them like they used to,” the repair guy says as he rolls his eyes, looking for patience, lifting the burners. “Only two of these work,” I comment. “I was looking […]

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Let it Snow

Let it Snow

Texas Winter We don’t get much snow here in Texas but other people do. Last January I visited my daughter, Christy, in Alaska. They do have snow and lots of it. I packed all my winter sweaters that I can only wear once during our winter season. Here, I wash them by hand and lay them flat to dry right out on the patio since […]

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From Sicily with Love

From Sicily with Love

Italian Pilgrimage It’s the end of October, I’m digressing, and my sister, Linda and I are going on a pilgrimage to Sicily. I’ve not been on a tour before but she has and said it would be fun. We left Texas via Newark, New Jersey (9 hour layover so we got a tour of NYC) to Palermo, Sicily. Twelve fun filled days seeing the sights […]

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2016 Christmas Letter

2016 Christmas Letter

Dear Friends, Are we there yet? I mean New Years. Someone please let me out of 2016! I missed Christmas by two days and am anxious to start fresh. If I leave now, maybe I’ll make it for 2017. Wonder if anyone noticed. My Christmas cards are finally stamped. I stayed out all night Sunday to beat the Monday morning rush. I was the first […]

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Christmas adventure

Christmas adventure

A White Christmas This year, a first ever, I’ll be away for Christmas. A new tradition? We’ll see. Where better to get into the holiday spirit than snowy Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Yes, I have a son there – crazy people. It’s so beautiful out. I just took the dog for a walk. Him with his fur and me with mine. I guess God made snow to […]

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TIDING #2

TIDING #2

Smiling with joy. My sock drawer was a mess. Now I can see every last one of them. I have successfully “Tidied” one dresser. I did one closet and now I need to rest. See how my socks love each other? Then I thought I’d sort through my sweaters. I think someone put their sweaters in my drawers because I don’t remember them. Texas doesn’t […]

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What’s new with you?

What’s new with you?

I’ve been so busy. First I got this terrible cough and cold. Went to the doctor and she gave me pills. Actually, she didn’t “give” me anything. I bought some pills and they didn’t work so she ordered me some more. I was good for one day before I went on a tour of Sicily and Rome (story to follow-soon). My terrible cough and cold […]

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THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

Getting together for Turkey Time Thanksgiving traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for all the wonderful blessings we have received throughout the year. As time passes, however, I am finding it harder and harder to remember much of anything beyond yesterday. I am grateful for the good food, family, friends, and elastic waist slacks, without which, I would never make it to the desserts. I […]

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Tiding?

Tiding?

TIDING My friend, Pats, in Albuquerque, gave me a book, “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up” by Marie Kondo. I don’t know why she gave me that She doesn’t know me! (Actually we’ve been best friends since 7th grade).  I started reading it while I was at her newly remodeled home where she has brand new everything, neat and uncluttered. “Did you read this?” I […]

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2016 Election

Hillary or Donald ? Isn’t that a scary thought? I shiver every time either one of them talk or make a mistake or apologize or don’t. I will vote, though. I have to so I can complain. Isn’t that why we do it? I go for the social. Some of my best friends will be up there voting, too. Should I bring a thermos of […]

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BOO!

BOO!

HALLOWEEN It’s that time of year when entire neighborhoods dress up, or not, and ding-dong our door bell, hoping for goodies. Those cute little spirits, trolls, and goblins decked out in ready-made costumes come by for a short visit. Not as creative today as in my day when I dressed up as Mrs. Clever complete in my mom’s dress and a pair of old high […]

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It’s never to late to shine

It’s never to late to shine

Cleaning Car Headlights I was so busy today, I thought I would clean my 2004 Honda headlights. Yep, been putting it off for years, literally. I stayed up way past my bedtime looking on the internet, “how to clean the plastic covering on headlamps”, using all makes of really old cars. It would be my car’s maiden cleaning, do you believe it? But I was […]

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How I got started

How I got started

Mansfield News Mirror It was 2005 when our fabulous weekly newspaper, The Mansfield News Mirror, held another contest. This time it was writing. Everyone in the city gets to vote. Mansfield is like that. I wrote Who Gave AARP my Address and won! I got some goodies, like coupons to the movie theater, Sonic, etc. The editor, my favorite, very clever lady herself, Amanda Rogers, […]

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Fall in Texas

Fall in Texas

Ah, fall in Texas. Today is October 19 and it’s nearly 4:30pm (it’s always, nearly 4:30 pm. Someone get me some batteries).Phew, no more over 100°, thank goodness. It is however, over 90. I might have to put on a light sweater soon. I thought I’d look for some foliage. Real yellow, burnt orange and gold against the multi hues of the evergreens. First of all we have Scrubby Oaks that […]

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ROLL TIDE

ROLL TIDE

Go Alabama For ever my husband has been for Alabama even though he’s from Tennessee. Our entire married life, like this game, he and his brother, Bill, play phone tag. neither one answering depending on who’s winning. Over and over, year after year, this is how it would go. My husband, Braden, “Bill, did you get that score?” when they’re winning. “Judy, don’t answer that […]

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