Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gratitude

Gratitude Of course we give thanks for the “big” things in life: family and friends (Name them one by one), health, clothing, shelter, food, pets. But in my gratitude journal, I like to list the not-so-big things which enrich my … Continue reading

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Cocoanut Grove

Cocoanut Grove November 28th, (This Wednesday) is the 70th anniversary of the horrific fire in Boston’s Cocoanut Grove. The fire killed 492 people, including my cousin Mac (Lee M. Saunders, Jr.) and his wife Pauline Snow Saunders who were in … Continue reading

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Twinkies

Twinkies First it was Campbell’s tomato soup. Now it’s Twinkies and Wonder Bread!  What is happening to the staples of my childhood? Actually I preferred Devil Dogs, but I ate a number of  Twinkies as well since  both were available … Continue reading

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Part II: Jacks…

Part II:  Jacks and the Game of Life (Continued from Monday’s post.) 4. Judgment is everything:  You want to toss the ball high enough to give yourself a chance to scoop up several jacks, but not so high you lose … Continue reading

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Jacks and the Game of Life

Jacks and the Game of Life: Part I When I was teaching my granddaughter to play jacks, I realized why my mother never objected when I  played jacks for hours on end.  She knew I was getting ready for life. … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? In my life I have had – and continue to have – many names: Dorothy, D.F., Dotty, Dot, Dot-Dot, Dee, DJ, and Diesel, to mention a few.  Of course I have loved being called Mom and … Continue reading

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Top Drawer

I yanked open the bureau drawer, and the front came right off in my hand, spilling half the contents onto the floor.   Knowing I’d only have to empty it anyway to take it to be repaired, I dumped the rest … Continue reading

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