Category Archives: Life stories

Thoughtful Thursday: What’s really important in life?

Sadly, this week we found ourselves attending the funeral of a long-time friend, someone whose family and friends have been left to grieve, especially her husband, for whom life can never be the same.  Sadly as well, this is the … Continue reading

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TV, what’s that?!

We received a terrific Christmas gift from our younger son last week, inspired, as it turns out, by a blog post I wrote recently ( #8 on my 2022 blog post hit list): Figuring out how to lead our lives … Continue reading

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During this holiday season, think about capturing the gift of voice

In a recent post (Figuring out how to lead our lives is rarely easy; I guess it isn’t meant to be ), I spoke about the merit of asking parents and grandparents about their lives growing up, the kinds of … Continue reading

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Figuring out how to lead our lives is rarely easy; I guess it isn’t meant to be

There is no doubt that at different phases of life we feel different pressures. As a full-fledged senior, I’m happy to report that most of the pressures of being a kid, being a teenager, being a young adult seeking success … Continue reading

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Family history as told by a piano

My Mom was an accomplished pianist and singer. In my family, it was a common occurrence for my Dad and us three kids to stand by the piano singing while my Mom played, especially, of course, at Christmas. Mom at … Continue reading

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Thinking about back-to-school, thinking about teachers, thinking about thinking

I know that school starts at somewhat different times in different places, but wherever I’ve lived throughout my life Labour Day has signaled the end of summer and the beginning of school. Today is the day that those yellow buses … Continue reading

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Lifelong friendships, multigenerational friendships, and International Friendship Day

Thanks to fellow blogger Natalie at The Hot Goddess, I recently learned that July 30 is International Friendship Day this year.  That was yesterday! International Friendship Day is designated by the UN General Assembly as a day to celebrate those … Continue reading

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Living and dying … and living on in those we’ve touched

We all know that dying is an inevitable part of living.  Knowing it doesn’t mean we are ever ready to lose a loved one; even though we know it’s one of the few constants in life, knowing it doesn’t make … Continue reading

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