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Memories – Mama and Sweet Lorene

03/03/13 Out the back door Mama sits, wedged around some summer table we’ve scavenged, complete with sun faded, once white, plastic chairs and our three dogs sifting around her feet for crumbs. Most mornings, she and Sweet Lorene arrive here at our house on Dogwood street to run the dogs, fold towels and put away […]

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Remember When

It was the summer of 1970, we took our off day meals at the “All you can eat for $1.00, Perry Boys Buffet” on the corner of 82nd and Foster Road, while working for the “Old Man” in that gawd awful, rat hole of a country western bar he owned in S.E. Portland. Well, he […]

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Daylight Savings

Geez, I more than mildly dislike this “set the clock up an hour thing”; it’s like getting up at 2 rather than 3, then I’m groggy, cranky and under caffeinated the day long. If they would just leave me be; no, the taxes aren’t done and that pile over there needs tended to before it […]

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Remembering

Sometimes we just go browse the archive of what we’ve written here over the past eight years, looking for inspiration or guidance, but what we find instead is another world populated with garden wishes, sun dappled afternoons and glimpses of friends gone too soon. It’s filled with memories of the way we were at the […]

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Making Soup

There’s me and my typical Monday morning disarray of scattered Sunday papers, lost automobile keys and lists of things to do stapled to the lists of things I should have done. Ahh me, oh my, it’s high ho and off we go. Seems all I do is make soup these days, it’s fine, I enjoy […]

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