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We're going back!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      5 comments
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Thursday, January 18, 2018      12 comments

Bill’s brother, Bob, died suddenly on Christmas Day. He was two years younger than Bill, and the three of us were pals, so it was all the more shocking. He'd been expected for Christmas dinner at a cousin's house, and when he didn't show up, we ... Read more
Turkey tragedy averted
Thursday, December 21, 2017      10 comments

Bill's making a dinner extravaganza for Christmas Eve with family. And that doesn't mean shortcuts. For instance, I was all for 10-minute-prep green bean casserole. Toss together a can of beans, cream of mushroom Campbell's, and canned Fre... Read more
The Thanksgiving we shouldn't have eaten
Friday, November 24, 2017      12 comments

I was in denial about Thanksgiving this year. God only knows how I'll react to Christmas. Thanksgiving just came up too fast, we didn't make plans for it until the last minute, didn't feel like getting all dressed up to go out to dinner, and wh... Read more
The Thanksgiving we didn't eat
Thursday, November 23, 2017      10 comments

Today we're aiming low, with deli turkey breast, canned green beans, packet brown gravy, instant mashed, Walmart pumpkin pie, and Cool Whip. Some years ago, we did things up in style for another family. Ever since, this has been our annual ... Read more
Friday, July 07, 2017      9 comments

I don't mean to be ungrateful, I really don't. I have SparkFriends who struggle with weight control and fitness despite true disabilities. They rarely let things get them down. In comparison, I got nothing. A mildly arthritic knee and toe, a bli... Read more
Name that thing
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      5 comments

Our next-door neighbor, Peter's, house, stood empty for most of the six years we've lived here. It has finally been sold. Everything inside had to go, so there was a big house sale a couple of weeks ago, at which we assisted. There w... Read more
Steel Magnolias of Punta Gorda
Thursday, January 12, 2017      5 comments

A five-generation story, in honor of Granny's 99th birthday.
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Diet, day 1
Sunday, January 03, 2016      9 comments

I don't usually post just pictures, but this one was too good to pass up. ... Read more
The seafood hypothesis
Saturday, January 02, 2016      7 comments

Here's a sneak peek at a future column piece: Does Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" pique your appetite? Do friends and family torment you with lovingly Instagrammed photos of food, glistening with butter? Is the cartoon in which a w... Read more
New dog bed: Part 2
Friday, January 01, 2016      2 comments

Here's the second installment.
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New dog bed: Part 1
Friday, January 01, 2016      4 comments

Morticia tells me this is visible, so here we go again. If you can't see it here, it's on my YouTube channel for Sue Wade. You can also try entering the url in Internet Explorer. That worked for me.
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The rest of the story
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      5 comments

So much for the new dog bed. The makeshift comforter tree skirt is a winner. Now we'll have to leave the damn tree up year round, decorated appropriately. Hearts for Valentine's, shamrocks for St. Paddy's, eggs for Easter, sunglasses all ... Read more
Our own modest Christmas
Sunday, December 13, 2015      13 comments

I'm a Christmas minimalist, though not quite as much as our neighbors who painted their old snow shovel with "Merry Christmas" and left it at that. We do have a wreath on the door (Walgreen's, $14.95, and perfectly presentable) and a red ri... Read more
Deck the palms
Saturday, December 12, 2015      10 comments

A little Florida Christmas decorating story. Merry Christmas!
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