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

Memories and vignettes, true stories old or recent.

You Know You’re One of the Family When…

Last weekend we visited Brent’s mom, rather belatedly, for her birthday. Mom and I sat at the table with our coffee, reminiscing about our long history. “You’ve treated me like a daughter from day one,” I told her with gratitude. … Continue reading

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Where’s the Beef??

Call me old, but sometimes I can’t keep track of what I’m doing. Last week, I made two trips to Sprouts. First, my usual grocery run. While I was there, I noticed grass-fed ground beef on sale, but failed to … Continue reading

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Shop Local, Sleep Local

As I mentioned back in May, I like to eat at local indie restaurants when I travel. In that spirit, on one of my many recent trips I booked a room at a modest small-town motel that looks every one … Continue reading

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An Herbal Miracle

Usually when I try to grow herbs, they come to a bad end. a) Too much sun, so they scorch on the first hot, sunny day. Or, b) The pots tip over, blocking the plant from the sprinklers, and they … Continue reading

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Wanna Get Away? –Yes, Please!

Don’t ask me why, but one of my most embarrassing moments recently popped into my head, more than 25 years after the fact. . . It all started ages ago when Eric, our firstborn, was a toddler. We enjoyed sharing … Continue reading

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.38 Special: The Fellowship Gathers

Last week, I told you about my failed attempts to get rid of my dad’s old handgun before someone got hurt. Between the post itself and Facebook, my sad tale garnered a variety of responses. Congratulations, commenters! You are now … Continue reading

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Tolkien and the Fellowship of the .38 Special

It’s been almost seven years since my dad died, and occasionally I still find a loose end that needs tying up. Case in point: his cheap old revolver that’s been hidden away on a shelf in our closet since we … Continue reading

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