Dear Dave, As I age, most of the possessions I want remind me of something else-or some other time. I’ve read that certain smells create the strongest triggers for memory recall, however I think small symbols are my most powerful triggers, Dave. One such symbol would be the IHC emblem found on International Harvester … Continue reading Letter to Dave
A beloved musician and teacher, Janice Marie Anderson, 79, is being remembered by friends and students at her recent passing. From her obituary; ” Jan taught music at Viking and Newfolden Elementary schools as well as private music lessons for 35 years. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for her entire life … Continue reading Jan Anderson Remembered
We are in the third month of the Covid-19 pandemic. I can recall moments of recent history that felt like I was living someone else’s life. I don’t like that feeling-I like my life, I have little interest in the Covid-19 lifestyle. However, that is what we are all living. I needed a break this … Continue reading The Restorative Powers of a Trip to Viking
I like to pump my arms when I am happy, it’s a natural reaction. Last Friday, I was pumping-a lot. A few weeks ago, I wrote that Telly had left us. Telly is a stray cat who sheltered at our place this winter, then left this spring. Lisa and I were both disappointed when Telly … Continue reading Getting back what we never had
Losing what we never had...
It would be almost impossible to have a conversation without talking about coronavirus and the disease it can cause, COVID-19. Considering how careful we are of each other, it’s almost impossible to have a conversation. I am glad we are careful; it is an effort worth making to protect ourselves. I am sure you already … Continue reading My Perspective on COVID-19
Lisa and I have cared for several stray cats in our time. Two of them even became great house cats. Most of these strays never became any more than just strangers we fed. Last fall we made an offer of friendship to a handsome little tom cat we named Telly. When it comes to stray … Continue reading Losing what we never had
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