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Tag Archives: Connecticut

Lessons From The Straight And Narrow

I stopped today on a busy street to let some poor schmuck get out of his driveway. A whole bunch of memories drove off with him. When I was a little kid, I lived in a three-family house. My Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Bo and their three kids lived on the first floor. We – …

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I’ve Changed My Mind

About eight years ago, my husband and I moved to the country. Okay, not “country’ country. We’re one mile from the highway. But it’s a very second-rate highway. And there’s a sheep farm down the road. And watching those sheep, and driving around our little patch of rural Connecticut, I have been overcome with desire. …

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Back To School

Several teachers weighed in when I wrote about my long-term affection for the first day of school. They get to feel that way every year, they bragged. And I was jealous. Sort of. Back in college, I thought I might teach. Not Accounting or Business like I work in now. No, I was an English …

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There’s A Hole In My Bucket List

I’m taking a few days off, so here is a repeat from back in August, when I first started blogging:   Famous People I have met: 1.  Helen Hayes, 1981 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Famous People I almost met: Several years ago, when my husband and I were house-hunting, we …

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Oh, Dear. I’m June Cleaver.

This past weekend we had company.  My husband’s cousin and his wife spent a few nights. Folks don’t stay over much.  We live out in the country,and most of our friends and relatives think we are somewhere north of Vladivostok. (actually, it’s Connecticut.) But we had a family wedding. Our houseguests’ daughter was getting married …

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Fraidy Cat

There’s a fellow blogger I admire – If I Were Brave: http://ifiwerebraveblog.com/     (if I could figure out how to add a link, I’d do so, but this is the best I can do.) She’s an ordinary woman, a little on the cautious side (in her own opinion), who tries every day to be just a …

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There’s A Hole in my Bucket (List)

Famous People I have met: 1.  Helen Hayes, 1981 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Famous People I almost met: Several years ago, when my husband and I were house-hunting, we looked at a little house in Litchfield Connecticut.  it was an eyebrow colonial –  isn’t that an adorable term?  I think …

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