The Christmas Ornament

christmas ornament hanging on branch

I found it at the local Hallmark card store, just in time for Christmas. 1981: First Christmas Together The package included stickers so you could customize your ornament with names. I added them before I wrapped it, and couldn’t wait for him to open it when we exchanged gifts. Sherri & Scott In hindsight, it’s […]

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Flashback on Aisle 4

I know it’s not him. Really, I do. I don’t need you all worrying about my mental state, thank you. And yet, there he is. Halfway down the aisle, staring at the rows upon rows of crackers and snacks. His mom obviously sent him to find something on her list, her way of letting him […]

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Life Lessons from a Labrador Retriever

labrador retriever black and white

There she goes. Again. She ran out the back door the moment I opened it and plotted her course straight towards the huge tree in the corner. The squirrels are chattering at her from high above, the animal version of a snarky retort. I whistle in an attempt to bring her back from her wild […]

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