Category Archives: Memories

Stirring the Memory Pot – A spot of tea.

I’m going to stray from the beaten path just a little today for this Grandparents Day post. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you long ago learned that I have plenty good to write about my … Continue reading

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The Compromise.

Today is the fifth anniversary of my friend Marge Aubin’s passing. I want to honor her memory, not only as a good friend and former neighbor, but also, as many of you longtime followers know, she is the person who … Continue reading

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Vintage vehicles and vintage me! #Wordless Wednesday #Cruisin’ Downriver 2022 #Ponies in the Park

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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The Locket.

My annual Valentine’s Day post is usually brimming with images of spoiled-rotten squirrels scurrying around and devouring heart-shaped treats, but this year I decided I’d do something different. I’ve mentioned before that my late mother’s birthday was Valentine’s Day – … Continue reading

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Picture this …

I have a remarkable tale to share as we creep ever closer to Christmas Day. As most of you know, I have no siblings, so thus I became the lucky keeper of the family albums where some vintage photographs are … Continue reading

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A lifelong love of lavender.

It is said that our sense of smell is linked closely to memory, thus certain smells can whisk us back to earlier periods of time in a heartbeat. The smell of lavender is ingrained in my memory and this is … Continue reading

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Time flies …

It simply CANNOT be sixty years ago today that I began kindergarten at E.A. Orr Elementary School. Yes … it was on September 5, 1961. I will tell you that for several years before beginning school, every afternoon Mom and … Continue reading

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Stuck like glue.

This sweet Mama Mallard and her fuzzy duckling, (which I’d like to think are a mother/daughter combo), were paddling around Coan Lake at Heritage Park on a visit I made there last Spring. When I saw these up-close shots on … Continue reading

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Please indulge me as I reminisce about Christmas past.

It seems like the holiday season is the perfect time for reflections, especially in 2020, which will likely go down in history as the year with an asterisk. Social media lit up like a Christmas tree back in October when … Continue reading

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The Weeping Willow.

We’ve had a very hot Summer here in Southeast Michigan. I could wow you with lots of stats, but I’ll keep it simple … we have had three times as many hot, (as in over 90F/32C), days this year. I … Continue reading

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