Sep 23, 2011

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Fall is in the Air

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson   The season of autumn officially began this morning. Fall is my favorite time of the year. The oppressive heat of summer has passed. The nights are cooler. Some days are rainy; others are brilliantly sunny. The combination of these has always given me a sense of renewal, along with the urge to jump in the...

Sep 4, 2011

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And Boys Will Be Men

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln   This year has been one full of big changes in our household and family. This weekend I was looking through some old photographs and found many that were scout related. All of our boys joined Boy Scouts of America when they were in first grade. Our oldest is an Eagle Scout; the middle one reached the rank of Star; and the...

Sep 3, 2011

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And Another Year Passes

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor Today marks the third anniversary of the death of my dad, Remo. Three years without him here. How did that happen? During that last year of his life, I attempted to picture what my life would be like without my father being there to talk to, to laugh with, to hug. The reality does not match the vision. At times, the reality is much more empty...