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Happy Mother’s Day

I told my husband Jerry this morning that I bet there are lots of mothers—like me—who wish they could hug their children on Mother’s Day—and I bet there are lots of mothers—with children who are younger—who wish they could have a few hours of peace without their children. Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers with adult children—like […]

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Postpone it

There was supposed to be a shower for Rachel, my son Jay’s bride-to-be, today, March 28, a couples’ shower on April 25 and a wedding on May 30. Now all of the wedding celebrations have been canceled/postponed. Jay and Rachel will get married today—March 28, 2020—in Tulsa with Rachel’s parents attending, but standing six feet […]

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Food and cheer

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier place,” J.R.R. Tolkien once said.

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Thank you!

I am about to have a birthday. This year I feel thankful. Thankful for friends and family. And for my dog, Jack. For summer trip and summer books. For morning walks and juicy peaches. Shakespeare said, “I can no other answer make, but thanks and thanks and ever thanks.” –Joy

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Happy Fourth of July!

Here are the words by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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My favorite presents

Having birthdays isn’t so bad when you can grow older with lots of good friends. My very good friend Leslie sent me three wonderful presents. One is a pin that shows a small Supreme Court building and the number “9.” Remember when someone asked Ruther Bader Ginsburg, “When will there be enough women on the […]

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100 years of women voting

Get ready to celebrate! Nationwide, 65 organizations already are planning to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2020. That’s the year the 19th Amendment was passed. It’s also the year that the National American Suffrage Association, the first organization to picket at the White House, became the League of Women Voters. “Today we are […]

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

I had never heard about Galentine’s Day until I read an article in the February 13, 2017, issue of The Dallas Morning News. I think it’s a great idea. We need a day to celebrate the importance of our female friends—our gal friends! I have a number of splendid girl and women friends, and they […]

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The surprises of the day

While I was in Washington state, I watched the sun go down while I ate a Fanny Bay oyster at a wonderful restaurant next to a river. The menu described the oyster this way: “Firm meat, mild brine, cucumber finish.” It was served with a lemon and a grapefruit mignonette, and it was amazing. This […]

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Two birthdays every year?

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her birthday in April on the anniversary of the day she was born, but she’s celebrating again in June with an “official” birthday. The tradition of two birthdays started in 1748 with George II, who was born in November. He decided that November was too cold for his annual birthday parade. […]

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