• A "Grand" Life!
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2016

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    “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” ~ Robert Munsch, Love You Forever This book creeps me out a little bit but I appreciate the sentiment. Yesterday I basked in spending good, albeit short, time with my kids and granddaughter. Simply the best. I […]

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  • Friday, November 25, 2016

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    “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T. S. Eliot Now we enter the season of struggling to maintain a sense of peace, gratitude, wonder, and stillness amidst the cacophony of want and busyness. As we settle in to the dark months, as we hang lights and burn candles, […]

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  • Thursday, November 24, 2016

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    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. We can all, no matter where we live, pause and consider the many things we have to be thankful for today. I’m […]

  • Family
  • Friday, October 14, 2016

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    “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” ~ Kristin Hannah, Summer Island We talked on the phone every day. I’d call her, or she’d call me, and we would chat about nothing in particular. Then one morning I called […]

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  • Monday, October 10, 2016

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    “Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth. Its Thanksgiving here in Canada. This morning my heart is filled with gratitude for many things including this beautiful land we call home. Yes, there are burdens, circumstances I wish were otherwise, but there are also blessings that far outweigh them. Our Thanksgiving plans changed at the last […]

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  • Friday, October 7, 2016

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    “Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.” ~ Author Unknown I’m smitten with this teapot I found at HomeSense recently. I find it so simple and, well, calming. Thinking of, and praying for, the people in Florida this morning as the hurricane rages […]

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  • Sunday, October 2, 2016

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    “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Honestly, it wasn’t a stellar week for me. Still, there were moments of joy and much to be thankful for. Speaking of being thankful, we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving next weekend. I’m pondering the menu, making a shopping […]

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  • A Son’s Letter To His Mother

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    The other day I spent some time poking around in an old suitcase containing ephemera I gathered from my grandma’s attic many years ago. The suitcase contains photographs and letters well over a century old. Treasures. I read something this morning that broke my heart. A letter written in December 1916 from a son, Richard, […]