Recent Web Site Outage

My apologies to those of you who have been trying to log in for the last couple days.  The host that I use had some sort of problem and all my web sites have been offline since sometime Friday morning.  The problem has been corrected and I’m looking for a Continue reading

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Birthdays, anniversaries and other things I usually forget

I cannot tell you how many times the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has explained the difference between things to remember and things to be forgotten. Without boasting, I believe I could give the lecture back to her word for word.

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Train Wreck. Have You Seen Any Signs?

Near our home, there are a few railroad crossings. One has the big gate arm that comes down, huge flashing “X” red lights, screaming chimes, enormous horns sounding; I don’t even know what all.   My husband told me on one occasion, a train came across that major street and Continue reading

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Dancing In The Summer Rain

This is the time of the year when rain is a frequent visitor, especially in the afternoon. It is then that a person is tempted to go outside and dance in the rain. One famous singer was so caught up with a rainy afternoon that he did his famous, “Singing Continue reading

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Then the Birthday Card Arrived

When I was young, I always looked forward to my birthday. I could not wait until it came around and usually it was in the summer. I distinctly remember graduating from the age of nine to the double-digit number of 10, I thought I had arrived.

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Pork’n’Beans and “What Is Faith?”

Why do they call pork and beans “PORK and beans?”   When you open said can it is loaded, compacted, overflowing with beans and then there will appear a miniature piece a suggestion only if you will of “pork”.   Or at least I think it’s pork.  Maybe it’s back fat, Continue reading

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Why Can’t Summer Be Forever?

Of all the seasons in the year, summer has to be my favorite. I am reminded of an uncle of mine who, when asked what his favorite piece of pie was, always said, “The one I’m eating at the time.”

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And Then It Was Summer

vacation-149960__180Summer is my favorite time of the year. It makes up for the nastiness of winter, the cold and the gloom, not to mention the snow. The only place I like my snow is on a postcard sent by some family member up North where they have all the kind Continue reading

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Don’t Drive While Painting Your Nails And Who Is Running This Country Anyway?!

I learn a lot from my kids.Exposition "Genius Loci" (Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venise)They teach me something all the time and in turn I try to throw them some upbringing along the way . . . seems only fair. A couple of years ago, my daughter was not even 6, we were driving in town and Continue reading

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Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

Around this time of the year, my thoughts wander back to my father. He has been gone quite a spell but his memory lingers. I often wonder what he would think of what is happening in our world today if he were to come back.

I grew up with a Continue reading

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I’m Totally Tired With El Negativity

I will admit throughout the years I have had my negative moments and some negative rants. I know nobody can be 100% positive. I am 100% positive they cannot be 100% positive.

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A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Is it just me or has the whole world going crazy about diets and exercise?

This came to me sometime this week when I was having trouble sleeping one night. I was tossing, turning and getting grunts from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.

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Rubio Warns of Christian Persecution Over Same-Sex Marriage

Fox News Reports: RUBIO WARNS OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

“In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., flips the debate on gay marriage saying he believes that pro-same-sex marriage activists will soon turn from labeling individuals as homophobic to labeling the entirety of Christianity and Continue reading

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I May Be Odd but One Day I’ll Get Even

I must admit that I am not a great one in answering questions. It may be I do not hear the question correctly, or someone will ask me a question and I give an answer to another question.

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Those Magnificent May Flowers

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by.

Out of the clear blue sky my wife said, “Aren’t those flowers just Continue reading

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