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My Secret Winter Garden

My Secret Winter Garden
January 21, 2011

  I remember that my Grandma Orr saved her geraniums each winter in her unheated upstairs. She kept them in their pots near a window. It kept them alive and in a state of suspension. I, too, do the same, …Read the Rest

Recess vs. Education Minutes

Recess vs. Education Minutes
January 18, 2011

Last week the news was full of whether American public school students are given enough “play time” or physical activity during the school day. Having taught 29 years, I saw recess time slowly disappear and behavior problems grow. Are they …Read the Rest

FOREVER CHANGING

FOREVER CHANGING
January 14, 2011

I remember when my children were little, I tried to make a deal with my husband that I would gladly be the “go to” parent for problems when the boys were little, but once they hit the teens, his calm …Read the Rest

The Big 6-0!

The Big 6-0!
January 6, 2011

My mom and I were talking on the phone about 3 weeks ago and she mentioned that I was turning 60, I almost dropped the phone in shock. Oh my gosh and YIKES, I was! Where had the time gone? I was suddenly NOT looking forward to this next birthday.

Midwest Winter Nights

Midwest Winter Nights
December 15, 2010

I must say there are few similarities to walking here in town in Wisconsin and walking out in the country in Michigan. Each has their own unique aspects. Fast Eddy, my furry four legged friend  loves snow and forces me out every night into the cold …Read the Rest

Visions from “Hansel and Gretel”

Visions from “Hansel and Gretel”
December 12, 2010

CANDY, CANDY, EVERYWHERE!! That is all I noticed during my trip into the local grocery store the other day. Yummy sweet delights  tempting me on the end of every aisle. I clung to my ability to have tunnel vision and tried to …Read the Rest

1950’s Christmas-Northern Michigan Style

1950’s Christmas-Northern Michigan Style
December 6, 2010

Christmas at our  Thorn Hill  farm, meant a very fat Scotch pine in the corner of our living room. The tree had a string of lights with large, colored bulbs and tin reflectors behind them. I remember that they got …Read the Rest

Dog, Kids, & Snow

Dog, Kids, & Snow
December 2, 2010

Yesterday morning I knew Fast Eddy would be delighted to see the snow that had fallen overnight. It wasn’t much, but I knew he could find fun in it. Since his double knee surgery last Spring, he is back to doing his famous 180 …Read the Rest

Turn Up Your Transistor Radio

November 28, 2010

  Image via Wikipedia It’s late at night and the house is quiet with all asleep, except for me. I have my treasured transistor radio on and it is tuned to ” WLS, 890, in Chicago” several hundred miles down the lakeshore. Its 50,000 watts blast over the …Read the Rest

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