Category Archives: Family

Moving Forward and Leaving Things Behind

My husband and I recently made a big decision. Very big. We have decided to sell our motorcycles. It was Doug who said it first, that his reaction time isn’t what it used to be, and I am grateful that … Continue reading

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Generations, Genealogy and Gerry

In my seventh grade classes, we’re doing a unit about generations; since this will be the last time I will teach it, I’ve tried to plan some memorable events for my students. This is a unit I have done many … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

Now that my New Year’s Resolutions have been made (see last week’s article), I am going to keep them by maintaining a positive spin on the future. It’s true that I still don’t know how I am going to earn … Continue reading

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Keeping the House in Order

This long holiday weekend has been busy! In addition to the traditional activity of planning and preparing for Thanksgiving, my husband and I made a decision to buy a new TV. Since the new flat-screen HD sets have come down … Continue reading

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Good Things to be Thankful For

As I write this piece, I am on a plane headed to Tampa, Florida. My sister’s husband passed away and I am on my way to be with her. In all my 24 years of teaching, this is my first … Continue reading

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