Vicki Wells Bedard

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  1. Odds & ends 11-5-2010 — 13 comments
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  4. Papa, it’s me … — 10 comments
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Mise en Place

Mise en place (French pronunciation:  [mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase which means “putting in place” or “everything in its place”. It refers to the setup required before cooking, and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients. I’ve started watching the “Worst Cooks in America” as …

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Del Webb, Anyone?

It doesn’t matter whether you choose a luxurious house like those found in a Del Webb community, or a low-income Senior housing situation. It’s all the same. At some point you will realize you are in your final act. You can learn to make sushi rolls with a bamboo mat, sit on residential boards, do …

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I’ve Missed You

I’ve missed you. This past year has been a bit of a challenge for me. I moved from a home and town I loved, to a new town and a new way of life — a retirement community! My choice. I’m near all my children now, and my youngest grand babies who are 3 months, …

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“I Don’t Hate Anyone!”

“I Don’t Hate Anyone!” was in the headlines this morning, attributed to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, when asked if she hated the president. “I pray for the president every day.”  Well, Nancy, so do I. I pray my own respectfully expanded version of a prayer written in 2009 by Bishop Robert J. Baker …

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Happy Birthday — to Me!

young Vicki with a doll

It’s the eve of my 70th birthday. I can’t remember how I got here, but here it is. Age is but a number, I’ve heard. A BIG number (laughing to myself). But not here. Here at “The Villa” I’m a kid. Daily I nearly get mowed down by 90 year olds, scooterless, walker-free adults who …

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