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Steve and I were in Greensboro, NC for three days this week for the bi-annual state meeting of our denomination.  Since the first night was sort of dressy, I pulled out my dress that I got in New Mexico last year.  I haven’t worn it a lot because it seems a bit “much” for regular use, but it’s fun when I have a chance to wear it.

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Simple Things

May 23, 2016 — 29 Comments

I still have so many stories to sort through from my Wisconsin trip. Today, I’d especially llike to share some of the ones involving Mom, since a big purpose of the trip was to be with her on Mother’s Day.

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The Man in the Sky

May 20, 2016 — 18 Comments

For 34 years, I have watched Steve crane his neck at every single airplane that flew overhead, longing to be the pilot behind the controls, longing to be the man in the sky.

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I’m going to put Steve’s birthday/flying lesson post on hold for a few days since he
won’t be able to take his lesson till later this week.


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We drove out to the airport this morning for Steve’s Birthday Gift Flying Lesson but unfortunately, the weather had a few plans of its own. Clouds and rain made an appearance and put a kabosh on Steve’s plans to take to the sky.

However, he did get to do a pre-flight walk around and talk planes with the instructor for a while so he was one happy guy.

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Take Me Home

May 9, 2016 — 26 Comments

Writing a blog post on a back porch surrounded by the greenest lawns on the planet and the serenading of a plethora of birds is no kind of hardship. The only thing that would make this perfect is Summer tucked in beside me.

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Greetings from Portage, Wisconsin!  

Today I am going to take a meandering drive through the lovely Wisconsin countryside, back to the town where I grew up. I will have a full tank of gas, no deadlines to keep, and Mr. Nikon riding shotgun.

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Journey To Heal

May 2, 2016 — 17 Comments

A lot of people say they are going to write a book.

For sure. Definitely. Someday.

But somehow, someday never arrives.

Life happens. Interruptions intrude. Years slide away and the dream of a book becomes a permanent part of the scenery in the land of good intentions.

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