“It’s in the Bag”

“Paul Harris.” The words were a jolt from the past. While packing up items to go home from a family gathering, my sister had found a really old plastic shopping bag. As I pulled that drawstring handle, and stared at the bright orange and red colors on the logo, my …

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“Put on Your Lucky Hat”

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Our family traditionally spends this holiday at our lake cottage. In most families, men are the fishermen. This is not the case with my parents. Don’t get me wrong, Dad likes to fish, but Mom absolutely loves the sport! One Memorial Day, …

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“Barnacles In Life”

While walking beaches in Florida over the years, many items have caught my eye. There have been crabs, shells, jellyfish and other items associated with the ocean; but, one day, I noticed something I didn’t immediately recognize. Upon closer examination, I discovered that it was an old broken, abandoned flip-flop. …

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“A Spring Lift”

There is something about the sight of colorful flowers after a long gray winter… your outlook on life opens up just like the bud of a flower. Your stride gets peppier and sometimes, even though you may be beyond the age of skipping, that action becomes integrated into your walk. …

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“The Bread of Life”

My husband, Dan comes from a large family with a long standing holiday tradition of making bread called Potica. Both of his grandmothers (one was Polish, the other Slovenian) passed on the love of this delicious pastry to their children and grand children. Making it is not for wimps. It …

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“Worth the Wait”

What is it about a sunrise that seems to make life more glorious? Is it the uniqueness of each sunrise? Could it be the brilliance of the sun’s rays? Maybe it’s all these plus a million more – for whatever reason, I try to catch the view most every day. …

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