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A Motherless Child,a Long Way from Home.

My mother died today. It wasn’t unexpected and in reality, dementia had already taken who she was, but her heart kept beating.   She was 97 years old, and today her physical body finally released her spirit. I was not there. … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

We’re leaving together, But still, it’s farewell And maybe we’ll come back To earth, who can tell? I guess there is no one to blame We’re leaving ground (leaving ground) Will things ever be the same again? It’s the final … Continue reading

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On feelings of loss and what really matters…

From a respectable distance down the street, I peer out the rain-soaked windshield of Bella-BOW ( Bella Box On Wheels, our RV)  watching pieces of my material life being loaded into cars, trucks, and U-Hauls. Yesterday, the first day of our … Continue reading

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Pricing my Life, Memories for Sale

As I type this, there are people inside my home putting a value on many of the material things that have made up my life. It feels very strange to know the sale value of my things won’t reflect the emotional … Continue reading

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Packing a Watermelon into a Walnut. The story of downsizing from 3100 Sq. ft to 475 Sq.ft

Right now I’m schlepping things down the driveway from the house to the RV. Then I’m schlepping the same things right back up the driveway, forced to accept the fact that I’m not going to be able to take some of … Continue reading

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Shrimpy’s Big Move

Many years ago my soon to be daughter-in-law Jenn gave me a little EcoSphere containing three tiny brine shrimp. Two died right away, but one little shrimp survived so we named him Shrimpy.   He moved with us to this house in … Continue reading

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Boxing up the Hallmark Moments

Today, still packing for the move,  I started sorting through the 11 filing drawers in my home office. I’m not sure why I’m calling them all filing drawers as only three of them were neatly stuffed with hanging files.   … Continue reading

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The Love Starter, Leaving a Spark

A friend recently commented that when we move from a well-loved home, we leave a little bit of ourselves behind as a starter for the love the new owners will have for their home. The thought that the love I’ve had … Continue reading

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Reflections On A Home

As moving day draws closer and I prepare to say goodbye to this house, the place I’ve lived longer than any other, the years play like a flickering slide show. March of 2000, moving in during a raging snowstorm.   I … Continue reading

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Superstition or Faith? -Saint Joseph of Our Sacred Pansy.

Let me preface with the disclaimer that this post is not intended to be sacrilegious. As with many of my posts, you have to bring your sense of humor. Many years ago, with a house for sale in a difficult … Continue reading

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