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We Can’t Forget

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I saw a statement recently this year is the first one that new high school students will  not have been born when the 9/11 attack happened. As a post World War II baby, I remember how Pearl Harbor Day was so important to adults but I couldn’t really understand exactly why. Actually, intellectually I understood it, but I lacked the visceral understanding until the 9/11 attack. Now it is gaspingly, painfully clear.

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The Hyacinth

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Things have not always been easy for Mr. M and I. When we were raising our three children, often money was very tight. During an especially hard time my mother gave me a piece of advice. She said that I should always find enough money for a white hyacinth. What she meant was I should always try to find a little pleasure for myself. Something that would help ease my burdens.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Bathroom Floors are Actually Finished

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It seems like it has taken a long time, but our bathroom floors are finished. Actually, they have been for a while but I have been too busy to post about them. We do need to cut the metal transition strips for the guest bathroom. But the floors are all finished! Here are a couple of pictures of our master bathroom:

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Honor The Veteran

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Today is the day set aside to honor our Veterans on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. As a person who lives with a Vietnam Veteran, I make it a point that every time I see a Veteran I take a moment to thank him or her for their service, especially those who served in Vietnam. Read the rest of this entry »