Category: Family

At Home

Vickis Home at Christmas

It has always brought me peace, whether pulling in the driveway or sitting on my porch. My prayer was to never leave here. My last journey would lead from here. I fought so hard to keep this home, but got ill, and slowly withdrew to within its 4 walls.¬†David Rosenberg, dear friend, fought with me, …

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Cherish – and Make – Valentine’s Memories

How I loved Valentines Day. Always symbolized by my Mom as meatloaf, the moldable meat. On this day it was a heart. Mom had scalloped potatoes and wiggly jello as a side. But I amped it up with Bunny Milk as the house beverage, and pink mashed potatoes as I grew into being the mother, …

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Signs of Spring

I don’t want to jump the gun, but I think Spring is coming. It’s time for Winter to move on. The sun is shining more, snow’s melting, and the hibernating lawns will start growing and turning green again.  Winter is a hard season with it’s grey skies day after day. Friends and family bring bits …

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Thanksgiving 1950

Thanksgiving 1950 – forever. What child has not had a phone shoved into their face, with a mom saying “look who wants to speak with you??”. You roll your eyeballs at your mother, and, upon accepting the phone – MOST reluctantly – you are immediately connected to a relative, male or female, that is most …

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Remembering Cousin Jay

My dear cousin, Jay Mathews, passed away Sunday morning after a tortuous 3 year battle with cancer. I – and his family & friends – are devastated. He gave without asking, told the same corny jokes as my Dad, and was enthusiastic about life. He grew up on the AuSable River, as all my cousins …

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