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May again/already, and my Grandmother’s birthday. She would have been 103, which does happen for some – maybe somewhat unusual, but not unheard of. I suppose at some point, biblical lifespans aside, I may stop noting the number, and just … Continue reading

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passing the third anniversary of my paternal grandmother’s death

Even if she’d died another time of year, I’d still think of her around this time – Thanksgiving at The Ranch, with all the family gathered was perhaps the closest we ever got to matching any kind of picture of … Continue reading

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I didn’t do so well with the letter a day thing, but, by odd coincidence, I received a packet of letters from my former self. One of my uncles had gone through papers to clean out at my grandma’s, and … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 6

< previous I slept in, again enjoying the having my own space. The usual breakfast selections were expanded with the newtome smoked cod roe in a tube (like a toothpaste tube!) which was eaten on top of hardboiled egg on … Continue reading

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my Grandmother’s things

My paternal grandmother did not specifically designate recipients for any of her personal effects I guess they would be called. At least she did not will any to me. After she passed, it was “ask you uncle (executor/trustee) if there’s … Continue reading

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not then

but years later realized the silence that passed for approval was more like apathy 4/25/2016

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the only way he knew to say I love you except it wasn’t love exactly but that he cares for you wants you to make something of yourself be better you know 4/23/2016

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