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Front porch musings

“No front porches. My uncle says there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk.

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The REAL Book Vs. The Technology That Is Trying To Take Over The World!

So I don’t know about the rest of you but I have always been one of those people that loves to read physical novels. I love flipping the pages, I love the smell, I love seeing my progress in a book, and finally that moment when you close the book after finishing it and you just sit there in awe over what you just read. 641 more words

Book Blog

So, visiting family down south a few weeks ago made me realize...

I am such a pampered princess! I’m not totally, because I only do like 2 pedicures a year and rarely shop for myself anymore, but the lifestyle I have gotten accustomed to in the uppity DC area is so different from growing up in the “Durty Durty” (south to those of you not down with the lingo). 680 more words

Faces in Pictures and War Time

Today my family visited the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas.  As I strolled through the exhibit, I found myself among a few middle aged folks, those that probably lived through the wars that were being displayed, and my seven year old daughter being the youngest. 649 more words

Simpler Times

Above photo taken Aug 2 2015 on Main Street in St Charles, MO

What I Can Do By Mary Oliver

Have you ever found yourself thinking about “back when things were simpler?” Back when we played outside until the street lights came on. There were no cell phones. 162 more words

Poems By Others

Sweet Summer Memories

Just enjoyed myself some sweet summer strawberries I had bought on sale at the store today. Fresh fruit is a bit of a treat for me these days as fresh produce is rarely a bargain when you’re on a budget unless you can grow your own. 299 more words