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We have power back!
Monday, March 05, 2018      19 comments

3 days and 4 hours without power, but it's back on! The street is once again light! I still have to deal with the stump of the tree that fell. It's a big stump and will be very expensive to have ground down, after the big expense of remov... Read more
No Power 2 and a half days and counting.
Sunday, March 04, 2018      8 comments

I have a generator, I can do most things, but not all. Only one other neighbor got a generator, I feel guilty about the others, but not really. They could have gotten one, too, but didn't. You don't need it very often, is it enough to justify... Read more
Still No Power
Saturday, March 03, 2018      11 comments

It's 5:00, the power has been out for 30 hours. I have a generator, but my dishwasher isn't on it. I kept putting dishes in it thinking we'd get power back, I'll have to wash it all up tonight. Could be worse, because I have a generator i... Read more
Tree Down in the Nor'easter
Friday, March 02, 2018      19 comments

I missed the drama of the actual fall, but when I got up at 7, there it was, lying across the street. The neighbor across the street rang the bell (scaring me to death, doorbells early in the morning are seldom good news) to make sure I knew. ... Read more
The Eagles Won a Superbowl!!
Sunday, February 04, 2018      13 comments

What an incredible game! I so miss my father! The game would have been even more fun with him seeing his Eagles finally win the Big One. Great game, exciting to the last minute, and THE EAGLES WON!!... Read more
My husband is 80 years old today.
Sunday, January 28, 2018      20 comments

Hard to believe. My father died at 79, his father died at 64, that was always the older generation. Now WE are the older generation. When did this happen? He's been retired for 17 years, we've done a lot together, riding motorcycles all ... Read more
My husband and I got married 35 years ago today.
Monday, January 08, 2018      29 comments

Has it been 35 years? Back then, second marriages were low key affairs, we were lucky to be allowed to marry in a church. No bridesmaids, no ushers, no fancy dress or flowers, those were all socially unacceptable when a woman to remarried. Wh... Read more
Have you ever noticed....
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      16 comments

That you always get an itch when you are up to your elbows in soapsuds? Or have wet hands from chopping vegetables? Why do I always get an itch when my hands are wet?... Read more
Black Gram Recipe
Saturday, November 25, 2017      9 comments

A couple of you responded to my Thanksgiving blog by asking what black gram is. It's also known as "urid dal", split and peeled black gram. It's a favorite at my house. Black Gram in Spicy Sauce: 9 oz urid dal soaked at least 8 hours... Read more
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017      12 comments

I'm taking a break. I am the cook, there will be 17 of us: Mom, my brother, one of his sons, my sister, her son, her husband, three of my sons, two with wives and kids, my husband and me. It's a fairly small house with a small kitchen, but I ... Read more
My father died 16 years ago today
Saturday, November 11, 2017      18 comments

I remember it like it was yesterday. I don't know how it happened, but all three of us kids were there with Mom that day, the old family of 5 we grew up with. He died on 11/11. We all thought that was God's will, the house we grew up in and t... Read more
My friend is dying.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      27 comments

I hear yesterday. She is 73 years old and still working because she says she can't afford to retire. She has had to bail her husband out of major debt twice, and they are both still working to have enough money to retire. Her biggest fear in ... Read more
But those pictures look so GOOD!
Friday, August 25, 2017      21 comments

I got the flyer for promotions at Sam's Club, and the cover photo looked so colorful, so festive! It was a picnic with all the food you can buy at Sam's. Upon closer examination, I couldn't eat any of it, or at least not at the same picnic... Read more
I moved to this town 42 years ago today.
Sunday, August 20, 2017      16 comments

When we moved here, I was 26, and my kids were 5, 3 1/2 and 6 months. They are long married with kids of their own now. And I am now one of those old-timers who "remembers when". I remember when there was only one road in and out, and... Read more
I'm 68 Years Old Today
Friday, June 16, 2017      39 comments

Where did the years go? June is a wonderful month for a birthday, the long warm days make it extra special. I had a peaceful, ordinary day. My husband remembered when his son reminded him, my mother hasn't mentioned it. She has dementia,... Read more

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