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UP IN SMOKE!

First, a Hurricane Dorian Update since it was the topic of my last posting…Lucky us, we may have dodged a bullet as the latest tracking has Dorian heading north.  This means we will not get the brunt of the storm, … Continue reading

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WHAT DREAMS WERE MADE OF

I do not remember where I was on November 25, 1946.  Afterall, I was only a few months past my first birthday.  But thanks to my dad’s sense of history he put away that week’s edition of LIFE Magazine, its … Continue reading

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The Big Move, on again!

Two months back, Rosemarie and I were in the process of packing up the house and preparing to sell it and move to a smaller place.  It’s a common exercise many of us our age go through when we realize … Continue reading

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MY MYSTERY FAMILY PHOTOS

I have been going through some of those packed-away boxes we all keep stored and hidden on the top shelf of a closet. Some day, we tell ourselves, we will go through them and get them all organized…but that never … Continue reading

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GOODBYE SEARS!

  Goodbye Sears.  Thanks for all the good things you sold me. It’s almost un-American to even think you may not be around much longer after some 130 years.  I know, it’s been a slow death.  Sears has been trying … Continue reading

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A GLORIOUS DAY!

Today is May 12th. It’s not a particularly outstanding date on the calendar. I looked it up and, of course, there were some historical events that took place on this day. Here are some of the highlights: Race car driver … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL IN THE GENES

A few months back I spit into a small tube and mailed it off to Ancestry.com which promised to trace my genetic history back to oblivion and beyond…or somewhere around that time.  As  a result, my eastern European Jewish background … Continue reading

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MY “BEST SELLER” KEEPS SURPRISING ME!

I do not sell many books and if I were a girl scout I would most certainly stick to peddling cookies.  But I did not start out publishing books with the intent of making a gazillion dollars and seeing my … Continue reading

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SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON HISTORY

The first history lesson taught to most true red-white-and-blue-blooded kids tells the story about the country’s Founding Fathers gathered together at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776. There they signed the document that declared our unalienable Rights, among … Continue reading

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Author Diaries – Part 2

For the thousands of you impatiently waiting to see if I present the second installment of my Author Diaries, well, wait no longer.  You lucky people are hereby being rewarded with the long-anticipated second episode.  When will this insanity stop?  … Continue reading

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