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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Happy Birthday Dad
Posted Friday, January 29, at 4:04 PM
Today would have been my dad's 86th birthday. I try to remember his birthday every year because to me that is something to remember in a positive light. Dad grew up in the panhandle of Texas during the dust bowl. I believe that is one of the main reasons he left where he grew up and spent most of his adult life in Wyoming and Utah. ...

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Posted Friday, January 22, at 3:35 PM

Snow -- by definition - noun - an atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as white layer. (According to Google.) I loathed snow days as a kid. I have never been much of an outdoor adventurer. ...

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They Missed The Mark
Posted Thursday, September 17, at 3:49 PM

I am sorely disappointed with the moderators during the recent presidential debates. I would like a moderator who asked fair, balanced questions WITHOUT trying to stir up controversy. The candidates do a pretty good job of self-implosion. Let them do it on their own. The moderators need to be fair and balanced. They need to leave their personal agendas at the door. That has not happened at all in the last two debates...

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MOB and FOB Part Two
Posted Friday, June 27, at 9:42 AM

Recently, our younger daughter was married. It was a very nice June day for a wedding. Not too terribly hot and not too terribly muggy for June. Friends and family from far and wide gathered in Lincoln for the nuptials. SIL (son-in-law) #2 surprised the bride with her proposal late last summer and she didn't expect it. ...

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23 Days and Counting
Posted Wednesday, May 14, at 9:29 PM

Recently I had knee replacement surgery. My original knee was pretty much bone-on-bone for the most part and to get any relief and improvement on the quality of life a replacement was the option. My surgeon uses the quad sparing procedure, which means my scar is on the side of the knee and not directly over the knee. As the name implies, it spares cutting through the quad muscle. which is supposed to allow for a quicker recovery...

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It Is Not What You Know
Posted Thursday, January 23, at 9:27 PM

Thirty years ago I spent my final full semester in college serving as a legislative intern at the Unicameral. It was a pretty cool way to spend a semester. I earned college credit and earned enough money to live on for the semester which was a bonus...

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Posted Sunday, December 22, at 10:33 AM

In a recent conversation, we were talking about Christmas gifts. Back in the stone age, I had received a Kodak camera with the disposable magicubes flash bulbs. These little flash bulbs were four-sided cubes (hence the name). It was pretty cool at the time and I took a lot of photos with it. ...

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Say Yes to...
Posted Tuesday, October 22, at 3:05 PM

We have now completed the initial wedding dress shopping with our younger daughter. The bride --to-be arranged the weekend for her older sibling and her parental units to be together for "the" shopping event. She had a plan. She had a style and color she wanted. Yes indeed, we were set...

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A Random Comment
Posted Tuesday, August 6, at 7:05 AM

On a recent trip to the City, Hubby and I were shopping at one of the malls. We had gone to most of the obligatory sporting goods stores in the walk-about of the mall. As I often do, I detoured into another store. This time, I had a mission. Yes, it is only August but I was after Christmas ornaments. Yes, they are Hallmark ones and yes, there are specific ones that I was going to purchase...

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Chalk and Bubbles
Posted Monday, June 10, at 8:43 PM

This past week, I was able to play with sidewalk chalk and bubbles one afternoon. It has been a day or so since I had played with sidewalk chalk. The neighborhood discount store had these handy dandy sidewalk chalk kits for a five dollar bill. With Little Miss still being 'little', she needed the kind of chalk that little hands can hold onto...

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Ben's Crew
Posted Wednesday, April 10, at 7:46 PM

I have a little friend that I would like to introduce to you. His name is Ben. He is two and one-half years old now. He has curly hair and soulful eyes. He is the youngest in his family. I first saw Ben before he was born. I was able to see his first ultrasound picture. His folks were so very excited that he was going to joining their family. His mom, dad, big sister and grandma got to see the photos first. His mom shared with her co-workers (one would be me.)...

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Soap Opera Glasses
Posted Tuesday, April 2, at 8:00 PM

It has been old home week on ABC's General Hospital. The show is celebrating its 50th anniversary. They have brought back many of the actors and actresses who had been on the show in previous years. While I haven't been a lifelong fan, I am more recently back to the party thanks to my DVR. I have been enough of a sudsy fan (my term for being an soap opera fan ) over the years that I have kept up with the various story lines...

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I Have Turned Into My Dad
Posted Monday, March 4, at 6:54 PM

It is official. I have turned into my father. He would have thought this was quite comical and he would have chuckled about it and shook his head at the same time. When I was growing up, my dad seemed to visit with everybody wherever we went. Now, it probably wasn't that bad but sometime it seemed like it. ...

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Ice Is Possible
Posted Monday, February 4, at 9:18 PM

Our current vehicle is a Chevy. There are some features that I love. I suppose I could write a fan letter to the engineers who designed the features, the execs who okayed the features and the assembly line workers that built the car. That would require too much work. Next best thing is to blog about it...

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Lunch by Train
Posted Thursday, January 17, at 6:42 PM

Now that Little Miss is almost two, going out to eat means we have to go to the kid-centered eating establishments some of the time. We had some fun this past Sunday at lunch. The kids suggested going to Fritz's. Son-in-law mentioned trains so we figured we would give it a go...

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Contemplating the Content
Posted Saturday, January 5, at 12:09 PM

What to write about? Numerous times in the past several weeks I have plopped down with the laptop and typed. Then I would delete. Then I would type and I would delete. I decided I should make a list of potential topics and see if that would spark anything...

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What Is In A Name?
Posted Tuesday, November 27, at 7:50 PM

Betsy is a nickname bestowed upon me early in my life. My parental units did not want me to be called Liz or Lizzie -- no offense to those folks with those names -- since my given name is Elizabeth. They chose Betsy and that is what I was called from the time I was little. Growing up, there was a girl a grade ahead of me whose name was Bitzy. For most of each fall, my 'new' teachers would call me Bitzy. Usually by Christmas time, I was Betsy again...

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Curling Irons
Posted Sunday, November 18, at 8:46 PM

Over the last few decades, I have purchased my fair share of curling irons. I don't have to have the fancy dance irons that crinkle or flatten hair. A nice, dependable iron that works more than three days when taken it out of the package would be helpful...

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Pumpkin Jacket
Posted Wednesday, October 17, at 8:54 PM

I had a memorable little encounter this past weekend. We were going into a store and there was father and daughter sitting on a bench. I figured they were waiting for mom. The Hubby and I were the only ones walking into the entry way at the time...

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Sno-Cone Cups
Posted Friday, September 21, at 9:06 PM

The running joke in my family is that I will buy 'sale' items in bulk. Now some of that is true but recently my 'bulk' purchase was not entirely my fault. I get a call from Hubby. He needs sno-cone cups for the energy class to make anemometers. Could I go pick some up when I get off work, he inquires. I asked how many he needed. He thought thirty or forty...

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