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This year when my husband asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, I was ready.“Nothing,” I said. “And I know just the place to do it.”
Heirloom: A valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. What do we do with our heirlooms? The closest thing I have to an heirloom is a 40-inch by 26-inch oil painting of a woodland scene by German artist M. Berner-Hardt.
Meme makers had lots of fun with 2020.
We old people have been plenty busy these days, largely hunting for COVID-19 vaccines.
Perplexed, he peers into our dining room from his perch on the deck, a red Christmas ornament dangling from his ear.
I just don’t understand, especially in light of the fact that we’re all essentially immigrants (some more recent than others), that longevity of place should be perceived as making you a better American.
Apparently, I've reached the stage of adulthood where I must wear socks around the house. I've always been a barefoot kind of gal, so this came as quite a surprise.
At the start of a new year, I’m not so much about resolutions as I am about words.
While tidying up end-of-the-year paperwork, I dislodged an overflowing folder from the top of the filing cabinet.
Ah yes, ‘tis the night before Christmas. And, not to understate things, but this particular night before Christmas will be like no other in most of our lifetimes.
My hairdresser greeted me at the door of her shop."You smell good!" she said."Thanks," I replied. "I showered."
If the numbers hold – which they may not because of the pause in elective surgeries last spring and this fall due to COVID-19 – some 400,000 people in America will have had total hip replacement surgery by the end of this year. I am one of them.
Oh, the stories it could tell.The battered standard-issue World War II footlocker was covered in dust, but a flash of bright red paint caught Rhonda Earley’s eye. She brushed off the grime and read, “Lt. Col. Nick Gaynos, U.S. Air Force. If lost notify the Air Anj. General.”
So, Thanksgiving.What is it looking like at your house?
Like a child resisting bedtime, I balked when my husband mentioned getting our yard and garden ready for winter.
As last suppers go, it was pretty pathetic. Diet Pepsi, a bag of mixed nuts, one package of Trump-orange crackers and cheese, evenly divided, and a Fig Newton a piece. It’s amazing what you’ll endure when your only grandchildren live thousands of miles away.
Walter Scott, 15 months, takes his responsibilities seriously. When you’re the junior feline in the family and in charge of entertainment, mischief and cuddles, it’s a full-time job and then some. Knowing that, Thor, the senior tabby in the clan, keeps a scornful eye on him.