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Roses and Their Thorns

Roses and Their Thorns

In the summer of 1971, I received a dozen red roses at work – I was impressed. Never before had a beau sent such flowers! And the roses have been shorn of their thorns. I told my parents and they told me grandmother, then 92. She was not impressed – wanting to know...

Yellow Roses and Problems Painting Them

Whatever the florists say they mean, yellow roses have come to mean remembranceto me. I am partial to roses; but, especially yellow roses. Because of happy memories, and melancholy reasons, when I see them, the word celebration pops up. Yellow roses remind me how...

May Roses and the Tonic They Are

May Roses and the Tonic They Are

Overnight! Within twenty-four hours, May worked her magic, and the knock-out roses exploded with color – no fragrance. Their color, however, is so lush it jogged pleasant memories of soft, sweet smells. I’ve taken many photos of roses – so many of our Dallas rose bed...

Memories of a “Tear Down”

Memories of a “Tear Down”

Thirteen years ago we fixed up a cute little cottage in Dallas, some thought would be a tear down. (Hey, Hon! We live in a Tear Down! ) Now, it seems like we lived in a tear-down. Seems like we did!  Our perfect little empty nest changed hands again and was...

Update on the Exercise Bike

Update on the Exercise Bike

The exercise bike’s missing piece — actually the stabilizing front bar- arrived and have been secured! Of course it has a little “dashboard”that tells me how fast and far I am biking. It also tells me how many calories I am burning. Do you know how long I had to...

A Eulogy of Sorts: Proverbs 31: 10-31

A Eulogy of Sorts: Proverbs 31: 10-31

An acquaintance died unexpectedly — stunning her family and friends.  Their grief over her passing was palpable.  As some have recounted her cheeriness, her wry humor, compassion and understanding, their sorrow saddened me because I had not known her better.   We both...

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