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Milk, Eggs, Butter…

When I was growing up in Beverly, Mom used to shop at a locally owned grocery store, Belmont, where she could purchase all the food for the family each week -  including terrific meat! She knew the butchers and the ...

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Clout…

We celebrated our grandson Cooper's birthday Tuesday evening (Happy Birthday, Cooper!) and were having a wonderful time when the topic of "clout" came up. Apparently, our oldest grandson, Connor, was researching the topic in advance of discussing it on his ...

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Oldest Brother Syndrome…

As most of you know, I am the oldest of three brothers. Doug was born 21 months after I was and Ken came more than 5 years 9 months after that. I was always raised to take care of my ...

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Undependable Mother Nature!

It has been an odd fall. The year started out with rain and fast growth, followed by a very dry summer that didn't give us any rain for almost two months. Quite a difference from the way things usually are. Additionally, ...

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Spiritualists, Mediums and Witches…

We are at that time of year when many people turn their thoughts to Halloween and all that the holiday entails. Earlier today, Janet and I helped out at a "trunk or treat" event at the church where our daughter, ...

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Painted Pumpkins…

Several years ago, I conducted a wedding south of us in the Indiana countryside. In fact, it was at a state park - McCormick's Creek State Park, to be exact. It was an outdoor wedding at one of the larger ...

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From Childhood…

This week-end we had an experience that we have been looking forward to for the last several months or so. I received a call from one of my closest childhood friends - we virtually grew up together - that he ...

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No Place Like Home!

Janet and I have been out of town quite a bit the last month or so. We took a trip to West Virginia and most recently, we drove to Chicago in advance of Janet's trip to Williamsburg. Her mission was ...

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Deep Down Memory Lane…

This past week-end, I was in Chicago, just chilling out after a busy last week. Friday evening, I was invited to have dinner with other members of the family back in Beverly Hills, where Janet and I grew up as kids. ...

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A Close Call…

We are in west suburban Chicago this evening. Janet is getting ready to fly out of town with her sister, Debbie, tomorrow to meet up in Williamsburg with Nancy, their youngest sibling. This is one of the traditional sister trips ...

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