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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

It Is Time For Something

The first day of August began twelve minutes ago. About that time in 1962 I welcomed our second child, a tiny baby boy. Now his hair is turning grey, he is expecting a grandchild, and he cradles a C-Pap at night so that he can sleep. Memories, how they linger--how they ever flood my soul....little... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Night Life

For very good reason indeed, a group of skunks is called a surfeit. The spray of one skunk has a range of up to 10 feet, and its odor can be detected up to 1.5 miles in any direction. It is not necessary to see a skunk to know it has been startled by something or someone. Our nights have been so... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A Woman's Journal Of The Latter Years (Page 2)

July 29, 2003 As usual, I am working on my birthday. In the nursing profession, one is always needed--the only days off one can count on are your scheduled days off, and even then they always try calling you to come in. Time and a half for overtime is not very appealing to one who has reached the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

A Woman's Journal Of The Latter Years

Date - July 29, 2002 Today I am old. Today I begin to receive Social Security Payments. Today I begin Medicare Coverage. Today is the beginning of the last segment of my life. What should I think? How should I feel? The old people at Woodbine like me because I am old...not quite as old as they, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 22, 2019

On Being Entertained

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." So begins a book I keep on hand to carry me away to a world of multifarious incidents, people and tidbits, that forever entertain. It is a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Mind Is A Funny Thing (Not Funny HA HA)

I wrote a post in my mind while cleaning the kitchen today. It entertained me while I worked and I just knew that it would entertain a few of you. When the kitchen was sparkling clean, my next plan was to write my Blogit post, but I was so tired as old people get, I thought I would refresh myself... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Long Hour And Five Minutes

I was cooking Chinese for supper and the power went out. Everything we have and use is electric. The temperature 99 degrees with heat index of 110 degrees. Even our phone does not work if the computer is dead. I told Ribcage not to go out in the heat, but he was determined to find out if it was just... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Not Called To Demonstrate

She was simply taking her two girls, ages seven and five, on a little outing to the park for Saturday morning fresh air, sunshine and exercise when they noted that a group was rallying in the Square with signs painted with the words " BLACK LIVES MATTER! " It was a diverse group of people: All ages,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

So The Story Goes...And Goes...And Goes

As a human being it is impossible it seems to keep from talking about, and writing about memories, times past, long ago, and even yesterday or just a few moments before that caught my attention and made me ponder, or laugh, or cry. It is such an important part of life. I am so thankful for those who... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 12, 2019

So The Story Goes...

He finished every story he told, every bit of news, every single thing he shared about anybody he knew at one time or another, with the words emphatically added, "And I'm not lying!" That ending, in its own way nagged at me that he was....perhaps telling an incident that really happened but filling... Sign in to see full entry.

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