Category Archives: Family

MY SUMMER VACATION

I’m tempted to write an essay entitled “What I did on my summer vacation” (remember those assignments) on the chance that I might then get an inkling of how it all sped by and now, in retrospect, is nearly over … Continue reading

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GRAMMY

I have always acknowledged that I was raised as much by Grandma Marie as by my mother. Not that they weren’t both important and significant influences, but it was Grammy who rocked me in front of the stove when I … Continue reading

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TIME-OUT

No excuses. In the past I have pled bronchitis. And that old devil, Writer’s Block. Both sincerely good reasons to abandon one’s brain along with the keyboard. But this long time-out from posting on Snowbirdredux is wholly related to a … Continue reading

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MIDSUMMER

If it wasn’t for Midsummer, I wouldn’t be here today.  My family likes to tell the tale of Jennings who, in the early 1930’s, returned to his hometown after a voyage in the Merchant Marines. That particular year, his town … Continue reading

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

  I’ll admit it took me many years to come around to Facebook. Friends and relatives proclaimed it was the only way to keep tabs on what their children and grandchildren were up to. But that seemed a bit sneaky … Continue reading

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A BLANK SLATE

2012 was our first full year as residents of our new state and we filled it up, among other things, with wonder at hoarfrost and tornado skies and ice fishing and Minnesota Nice. I wouldn’t say we’re “old hands” now, … Continue reading

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STICKS AND STONES

  It’s a tricky thing to accuse kids today.  But every generation does it. We always harken back to our youth and reminisce about how much better it was in the old days.  For example – “Radio made us think … Continue reading

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