Family Therapy in The House of Dust, Part Nine, The Rest of the Trip

On Tuesday Sue and I head to Utica because there is a place there that does wine tasting and features wine from a local winery.  The entire time I lived in IllinoisI don’t think I was ever in the town of Utica unless it was to pass through to get…

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Family Therapy in The House of Dust, Part Eight, The Rest of the Trip

The drive is uneventful otherwise.  We talk some but mostly we listen to Steve’s CD’s.  He has them in a metal case and he’s very good about changing them.  He has a variety of music and I don’t get bored.  We stop for gas, a Coke for me.  We polish…

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Barb’s Box of Stuff

When you’re looking at downsizing your living quarters you have to make some tough decisions about what you’ll be getting rid of. In a far back corner of my closet there is a box of stuff I’ve saved for over fifteen years.  Things I kept when we moved to our…

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My Oldest Friend

“Write about your oldest friend.” I am interpreting this to mean someone with whom you’ve had a friendship of long duration, not someone you’re friends with who is a senior citizen or close to it. My oldest friend is Cathy. We met in secretarial school and soon discovered we lived…

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Days Like This

Yesterday began with my brilliant idea to teach my husband to brew coffee.  I suggested it would be nice if he occasionally had coffee ready when I came downstairs in the morning instead of waiting for me to make it.  I’m pretty sure this somehow caused a tear in the…

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The Town Where I Grew Up

Describe the town where you grew up.  (Another WordPress Post-a-Week topic.) Here’s the problem I have with this topic.  I didn’t grow up in any one place.  Our family moved and moved and moved.  And then we moved again.  I started out life in a tiny town in Missouri, then…

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Defining Friendship

How do you define the word friend?  Oh, I want to look this up in the dictionary, so bad, just to see what it defines as a friend.   Probably says something like “a companion” or someone unrelated to you whom you enjoy spending time with or have something in common…

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