Summer Days by the Sea Shore

Ahhhh, I’m back from 10 days of sitting at the edge of the Atlantic ocean. Truly, my only worry being would the tide dare to reach my chair. And, when would the 8 kids be hungry again, oh to have their metabolism and energy! We clearly had a house full. It was mayhem at times […]

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When you know, you’re home

Home may not be the location you were born in, or grew up in, but finding that place where bone deep, your heart sings, I’m home. Now that’s a journey worth taking. And some times it leads you right back to where you started. I’m always drawn back to my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, but […]

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Kansas City Cont…

The Plaza is a must see, but it’s just scratching the surface of exploring this town. Don’t miss Westport which seems a bit trendier than it used to be. It is a fantastic area to visit boutiques, restaurants, and bars. It’s known for its night life and bars, many with patios and decks, where live […]

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We both have wings

My Mom should be celebrating her 89th Birthday with me today, but instead, tomorrow is the third anniversary of her death. I still rail against the C word, the cancer that stole her quickly and unexpectedly away from me. But trust me when I say, she most definitely received her wings on the other side. […]

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Out with the old car…

When you have the realization that your kids did not grow up the way you did. It’s what you wanted, hoped, and work for but when you realize it, it hits you kinda funny. And you wonder, did they have it too easy? They’ve never experienced going to bed hungry, not having money to eat […]

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Real Girls Throw Axes

Have you seen this latest craze?  Darts but with axes? Sounds silly but it’s “like totally awesome!” This is not for small kids, but older teens (15+) and adults of all ages will love it.  The instructors are great and you get a lot of practice before the tournament begins.  It’s a classic tournament bracket […]

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Miss You Dad

I avoid social media on Father’s Day. My Dad’s been gone for over 20 years but it still and will always hurt. The blessing is as time passes you remember the good times and the not so good times fade more. My Dad was a complex, haunted man that grew up way too fast. He […]

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More than phone numbers

I’m currently the keeper of my extended family’s history of pictures and records.  I’m working to get them digitized and available to my very large, very far-flung family.  I know I need to get it done because there are relatives still living that could help identify some of the people in the older pictures. But […]

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