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Purging the Old Beauty

We are preparing to have a yard sale. My husband hates the idea. I cannot say I blame him, because the last time we had … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014

Mementos truly hold meaning

During April school vacation, Bill and Lucy went to Kentucky to pick up some things from Bill’s parents’ home, which is going to be sold. … Full story    
Published:  June 24, 2014

Reason to fear the basement

My father was a fine mechanic in his younger days. At one family dinner, when the dishwasher had broken and he couldn’t fix it, he … Full story    
Published:  June 10, 2014

Paperwork can make you certifiable

It took long enough to gather the documents together, for there were many of them: the Statement in Support of Claim; the Application for Pension; … Full story    
Published:  May 27, 2014

War of the Roses – sort of

My husband and I, after nearly 24 years of marriage, have finally scraped out an agreement: Bill may not prune, trim, cut, clip, snip, shear … Full story    
Published:  May 13, 2014

The sandwich generation, on wry

I am fortunate my sisters are also my friends. I don’t get to see my younger sister often, because she lives in Texas, but I … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2014

Kentucky reign: If they win, I win, too

I have been married for 23 years to a Kentuckian, but this is my 25th NCAA tournament, or, as those in the know call it: … Full story    
Published:  April 8, 2014

Keepsakes aren’t always material items

I come from a family of immigrants – three of my four grandparents were born in other countries. When they came to the United States, … Full story    
Published:  March 25, 2014

Waxing poetic via my imagined obit

Of the many plans I made for my life, not one of them included middle age. Seriously. And I did plan – sort of. One … Full story    
Published:  March 11, 2014

Finding my voice at all-girl’s college

I was amused today to receive a postcard in the mail urging me to help celebrate my alma mater’s 25 years of co-edness. (Is that … Full story    
Published:  February 25, 2014

Out-of-coffee solution: Tea with Lemen

When I was in high school, I had a gorgeous poster of a winter landscape hanging on my wall, with of a quotation by Albert … Full story    
Published:  February 11, 2014

Information is as good as its source

I’ve been taking a lot of surveys lately – by a lot, I mean at least one a day. I do it because for someone … Full story    
Published:  January 28, 2014