• That is a lovely post! The heart wants what it wants. Joe and I met at 16, but got together in our early 30s, and married at 34. What I know about him now is that he is the kindest man I know. Kindness is number one on my list of things I want in another human being. It makes up for a lot. Even crankiness caused by doing taxes. Lol guess what we…[Read more]

  • Anderson. Norwegian all the way. And that’s alls I have today. I’m falling into naps as I type.

  • My maiden name is Cochenet. Frencher you couldn’t get. My mom’s last name was Andersonnorwe

  • Rida Hassan and Profile picture of LisaLisa are now friends 1 day, 13 hours ago

  • Ahh, the ubiquitous station wagon. We had one too. We kids got to lie in the back and do what kids do. We also got to sleep there on long trips. Still, my favorite car had a wide area under the back window where I got to tuck in and look straight up into the leaf canopy. I loved that!

    I was a teenager in the 70s. I got my driver’s license in…[Read more]

  • I loved hot Tang when I was little. I think my mom made it because it was easier than hot cocoa. I bet I would still like it. May have to add it to the grocery list. I mainly drink water, but I do have a cup of fancy coffee every morning. Blue Slurpee would be my favorite drink of choice now. It’s been years, but I did love them a lot! Chocolate…[Read more]

  • BTW, the straw hat shadow in you painting is cool!

  • I didn’t think there was much you could write that would really surprise me. Plenty of things I don’t know about you, of course, but no real big jaw dropping surprises. So tap dance instructor gobsmacked me! LOL! And please say it was in an Arthur Murray type situation and you were teaching adults because that’s the picture I have in my head, and…[Read more]

  • Aren’t they something? City pigeons get a bad rap. They really are quite beautiful in the right light. The ones here are country pigeons and as such get to show off flying skills, and cooing in empty silos which are even better than bathtubs for making singers sound good. We had some sun today, so hopefully you’re going to get it tomorrow. And ho…[Read more]

  • Kirbie cat diary:
    Really? It’s none of anyone’s business. Go away. And FYI, we cats are evolving. When we have opposable thumbs and can open cans, we’ll have no use for humans whatsoever. Be prepared.

  • I was trying to think if there was anything I did every day for any length of time. I did spend many months writing a poem a day, and since I was the group leader I showed up twice a day once to post a prompt, and once to post a poem. But the most I ever did was three months in a row. Then it dawned on me. I have read every single day of my life…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, My Favorite Place 1 week, 2 days ago

    Great essay! And excellent little fox. It took me less than ten seconds to come up with my favorite place. Beaches in general, and Lake Superior beaches more specifically, and most specific of all, a public access beach on Lake Michigan about five minutes from the house where I grew up. It has room by the road to park two cars, and either side of…[Read more]

  • One of my favorite toys as a kid was a tiny doll called a Liddle Kiddle. They were about an inch and a half tall and were scented. They came in lockets, or fake plastic perfume bottles. I Think they were all named after flowers. I had Violet. She had lavender hair and a purple dress. She was lost in a move. I was devastated. Joe and I went to a…[Read more]

  • Cool frames! I currently have red ones with red rhinestones. I tried contacts twice. Once in HS, just didn’t work out. The second time in grad school dried my eyes out so much that at one point I passed out in a class. I found out that I have really big eyes and therefore don’t blink completely. Hence the dry eyes. So it’s been glasses ever…[Read more]

  • Ripe with possibilities! I love that because it reminds me of peaches and strawberries both of which are really only good when ripe. Every single day I get up and make myself a strong cup of coffee with classic hazelnut flavoring and a big glob of fresh whipped cream. It’s really not good for me I suppose, but it makes me happy. When I looked out…[Read more]

  • Lisa commented on the post, Walking On The Beach 2 weeks ago

    The thing I miss the most is beaches. Sometimes I say cross country skiing, but that’s only good for a few months. Beaches are good year round. Having grown up so close to Lake Michigan, and having spent almost every vacation of my life by water, it’s no surprise that I’m a beach bum. Even here, in this landlocked bit of country, the Sugar River…[Read more]

  • Go! Pairs so well with Do! My life of travel was curtailed by MS, and even more so as I got worse over time. But I did manage Europe in college and quite a few U.S. states when I was still able bodied. That is why I tell young people of my acquaintance to go and travel. You never know if you will be able to in the future. I know money is an issue,…[Read more]

  • My grandma had a fancy cased watch like yours that was on a necklace chain with a slide on it that was inlaid with tiny pearls and a little opal. My grandparents were poor, so grandpa used it as a pocket watch when he was working at the ship yard. As the oldest daughter, my mom inherited it from her mom. And I was next in line, so when I got…[Read more]

  • I spent some hours over the last two days sorting my paints and boxing them in color categories and making alphabetical lists for each box. Now I won’t buy doubles any more. Plus I like playing with all those possibilities.

    I get you here. When I was writing having the right writing tool was paramount. The fact that I wrote about 98% of my…[Read more]

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