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Another Birthday Mile”Stone”

December 30, 2015

Well today is number 65. This is one of a handful of birthdays not spent at home, in Michigan. My family always laughs because I typically say I will be home after Christmas for my birthday, because that is my tradition. My Grandma Orr and I often commiserated about our post Christmas birthdays. Hers was the 26th, even worse than mine! I remember her driving out to Thornhill on one …Read the Rest

“Judge not lest ye be judged…”

“Judge not lest ye be judged…”
July 3, 2014

A week ago, my husband Jon let me know that a pair of his pants needed the clip at the top repaired, as the cloth under the hook had begun to rip away. The pants could be mended, but not …Read the Rest

The Mysterious Basket

The Mysterious Basket
March 31, 2014

We all have heard the many versions of stories about a basket being left on the doorstep, here is my version. Jon and I returned home from Green Bay after spending an evening eating at a favorite restaurant. As we …Read the Rest

A Magical Time of the Year

A Magical Time of the Year
December 8, 2013

Nothing is better than taking Fast Eddy out for an winter walk after supper. He loves the snow. Throughout the day, the snow slowly sifted down, giving the landscape a fresh clean powdered sugar appearance. Today’s bit of white fluff was but a …Read the Rest

THROUGH THE WINDOW

THROUGH THE WINDOW
April 16, 2013

Spring delayed , Winter extended   Locked away in the basement working on things that I should be working on when the snow is flying,  and here it is,  April! See my face through the blinds? Looking , watching , …Read the Rest

Part 2 Dog Tags and Class Ring Reunited With Owner

Part 2 Dog Tags and Class Ring Reunited With Owner
December 11, 2012

Using Paul Harvey’s famous line ” Now, the rest of the story”…. I received a letter of explanation from a career military man in WA last Fall. Why? I had rediscovered a class ring and dog tags in the bottom …Read the Rest

Mystery Solved After 30 Plus Years!

Mystery Solved After 30 Plus Years!
September 4, 2011

Let’s go back to the late 80’s on M-134 in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My family of four, which included my husband , my two small sons and myself, were staying in Cedarville at Paul’s Cabins for a week of fishing …Read the Rest

My Name is Jane and I Am An Aviation Junkie Part 1

My Name is Jane and I Am An Aviation Junkie Part 1
August 1, 2011

My fascination with flight probably came from my father. At an early age I discovered  my dad was a Navy Aviator Trainer during WWII. He never continued flying after the war, but was drawn to planes. In my teens the air …Read the Rest

A Time Honored and Valued Tradition in the Heartland

A Time Honored and Valued Tradition in the Heartland
July 22, 2011

My Grandma Orr’s advice still rings in my ears to this day. Thirty plus years ago she told me that I should look for a husband in church. She was right. I found someone with the same values I wanted …Read the Rest

Not Your Typical Parade

Not Your Typical  Parade
July 4, 2011

  My friend Ginny exclaimed that I, as in me, have never arrived anywhere early and this morning was no exception. She wanted to see the Classic Wooden Boat Parade that would be taking off at 9 a.m. sharp from …Read the Rest

Twin Orr-chards Once a Traditional Farm, Now a CSA Farm

Twin Orr-chards Once a Traditional Farm, Now a CSA Farm
June 10, 2011

Last week I popped in at my cousin’s estate sale. She was selling items that belonged to her family that she reluctantly needed to let go, due to lack of space. She surprised me with our Grandma’s red Pyrex applesauce …Read the Rest

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