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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My First College Demonstration in the Donna Reed Era
Tuesday, March 02, 2021      83 comments

My last blog triggered a memory of my first youthful “rebellion” I was a freshman in 1964 at Queens College of the City University of New York, the first of my family to attend college. Tuition was free except for a $24 per semester student a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mom, you’re not exactly Donna Reed
Friday, February 26, 2021      103 comments

That observation was my teenage son reacting to my news that I had agreed to host a German exchange student. Her host family had backed out at the last minute. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts No Pain, No Gain? Maybe if you are a SQUIRREL
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      75 comments

Originally that “no pain” mantra meant you needed to experience discomfort to make progress. Sadly, many injuries were incurred by those taking it literally. Unless, it seems, you are a squirrel. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Which Way to Warsaw?
Friday, February 19, 2021      76 comments

This is a footbridge over a river between Poland and Slovakia. We took our grandchildren (and their parents) there in 2014 to connect with their roots and meet their cousins. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can You Make That Cylinder Thing? You look so young
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      95 comments

Gotta love my engineer, especially when he’s not wearing his glasses Cylinder thing? Oh, you mean 50 years ago when I wore my hair in a “French Twist” Like in 1969 when I was 8 months pregnant in this “official” army photo? I was doing... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I can be in TWO Places at Once, even THREE
Friday, February 12, 2021      84 comments

Exactly one year ago Joe & I were at Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Even though I am stuck at home, this week have just completed a virtual walk around that island My virtual trek included the iconic image on th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Daddy, What are they Talking About?
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      87 comments

I don’t actually remember asking that question. I was only 3 years old, but my Dad told me about it years later. It seems I never wanted to go to visit our relatives in PA. The problem was that when we traveled on weekends and for vacatio... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Was Grandpa a Smuggler?
Friday, February 05, 2021      80 comments

We will never know for sure, but he was certainly living in the midst of it all. Our Lithuanian Language and Culture course has come to an end. We learned a lot about that little country determined to preserve their language and culture throug... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Little Village not on Any Tourist Path, Except MINE
Tuesday, February 02, 2021      93 comments

Many of us are pondering where we might go once it’s safe to travel again This little village in a Lithuanian forest area is our destination. The village Nova has only 65 inhabitants now ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why is my scale at the entrance to my kitchen?
Friday, January 29, 2021      102 comments

I know it’s not a common location for this item. It’s the first thing I see when I enter in the morning still in my PJs. I mentioned this in m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Is this a FLUCTUATION? No, it’s a TREND!
Tuesday, January 26, 2021      110 comments

I returned to Spark in September after admitting that being a Covid hermit was sending my weight in the wrong direction. It was only 4 pounds but I don’t believe in waiting for double digits. The pounds disappeared with a kick in the rear from ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Daddy, how old is a Geezer?
Friday, January 22, 2021      102 comments

That was the question I asked my father when he complained about the slow driver he was following on the highway. The man stopped suddenly and Dad had to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision. Of course, I understand that Dad would have bee... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Missing Out on Experiences for Fear of Ridicule?
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      84 comments

“Dance like no one is watching?” If they are watching, you might look like this. So what! I have a memorable photo of my rear end while clutchin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mommy, I hope God is nicer than him
Friday, January 15, 2021      91 comments

That was the comment of my 4 year old son when he was lying on the couch sick one Sunday morning. I hadn’t noticed that his cartoon program had ended and he was watching a local preacher known for his fire and brimstone delivery. Forty-o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons from “My 600 Pound Life” – A cautionary tale
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      94 comments

A few years ago I stumbled upon the TV show “My 600 Pound Life.” I watched one episode, fast forwarding through some of the parts that warned of disturbing images, but cheered for the young woman who achieved success and a new chance at life. ... Read more

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