Category Archives: I Remember When… (my OWN stories)

Memories and vignettes, true stories old or recent.

An All-time Favorite

Well, friends, today I publish my 300th post on this blog. Three… hundred… It boggles my mind. To celebrate, I’m sort of taking the day off and re-posting my sweet mother-in-law’s all-time favorite. (It’s one of my favorites, too.) This one first … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex In Any Other State…

I wasn’t born in Texas. We moved here when I was in the first grade. I wouldn’t so much as taste any kind of Mexican food until about ten years later. However, I’ve been making up for lost time (and … Continue reading

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Welcoming our Newest Family Member

You may have met my Mr. Coffee some time ago. He’s become an indispensable member of the family. But once we moved, my relationship with him became a bit… well, strained. See, our new house has two floors and my … Continue reading

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Fun in Washington

A week ago I was in Washington (the state), visiting my son’s family. Okay, I was visiting my two adorable grandchildren, but I love their parents too. While Daddy was at work, the rest of us visited the playground… … … Continue reading

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Protein Shaken – Part 2

When last we left Jan, she was wiping splashed protein shake off her face and was about to clean up the (major) portion that had dripped behind the refrigerator. Spill + 3 minutes: Step one– Pull the fridge out away … Continue reading

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Protein Shaken – Part 1

Seriously, I still can’t find an honest appliance anywhere. And if they’d only cooperate, I could really use their help with my fitness goals. See, I don’t mind being kind of matronly, but I don’t want to overdo it. So … Continue reading

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Putting Down Roots

One downside of moving to a new house, no matter how much you like it, is Starting Over With Your Landscaping. In our old backyard we left a mature Chinese tallow tree, taller than the house. It looks like this … Continue reading

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