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Graduation Day

I attended the graduation ceremony yesterday morning at Will’s school. His year at pre-school went by so quickly. Before you know it, it will be September and he will be starting...

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Little Visitor

We had a bug in the house yesterday morning. When I mentioned our first firefly sighting of the season the other day (see June 9 posting) I had to use a borrowed image. As a result of...

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Surcee

We first encountered “surcee” in the lyrics of a song. John and I saw a City Center Encores production of “Where’s Charley?” in 2011. We didn’t understand what the actors were...

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Beans Are Up

Exciting things are happening down at our allotment. Last week I planted pole bean seeds, and within seven days young plants were emerging from the earth. I haven’t grown anything...

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Alone In The House

Sometimes I get a quick dinner in the cafeteria before the ballet. It’s not as fancy as upstairs in the Metropolitan Opera House, but it is very convenient and reasonably priced. A...

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The Leaf

Dan and I attended an assembly this morning at Passaic High School in New Jersey. It wasn’t your typical assembly, and it was very different from any I attended at school. A new play...

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Duct Tape

We had just ordered a window and were exiting the hardware store yesterday when a colorful and wildly patterned display of duct tapes caught our attention. John and I both agreed on the...

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A Spicy Moroccan

Dan and I enjoyed celebrating the finished roofs yesterday evening at our camp. We stayed outside until it was dark. As daylight faded Dan spotted the first lightning bug of the...

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Roof!

The day started without any shingles on the new roofs. By evening cocktails, our roofs were completely shingled. What a difference a day makes. It made us feel like celebrating. It was past...

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House Search

While filing some papers away today I came across the sales particulars from the purchase of our house, and I recalled our experience buying it nearly ten years ago. Having decided to move...

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