Finding “The One”

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I was very insecure as a child. I was as thin as a rail and had very crooked teeth and I was fairly shy. I knew I was intelligent but that doesn’t really make you one of the popular kids in school. So I spent a lot of time by myself. I certainly didn’t get asked to school dances or … Read More

I Had To Laugh

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I’ve always loved to make people laugh. I’m not sure when I developed that characteristic. Although I was somewhat shy when I was younger, I was always willing to “play the fool” if it made people laugh. I sometimes even thought that bringing joy is part of my life’s purpose. Of course, not everyone gets my sense of humor. I … Read More

Reaching out for love

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“We rise by lifting others “. ~ Robert Ingersoll I’m a widow. On top of that, I have health problems and I go through depression at times. All of those things are a lot harder if you feel like you have to go through them alone. I’ve always been a very independent person and not the kind who likes to … Read More

Don’t call it his Angelversary

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There is a word that I learned after Tom died that really kind of rubs me the wrong way. The word is “Angelversary”. It’s supposed to be a word to remind people of the day they lost a loved one and to put some sort of a positive spin on it. Like “Ohhhh, he became an angel today.” I think … Read More

Undomesticated Woman

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“You’ll know when you have a wild woman. She can’t be missed or mistaken. She will be bold, a free spirit. A woman who will not allow herself to be held to a standard, or a “norm”. She is her own leader and makes her own choices. She’s outspoken, dirty mouthed, and unapologetically passionate about what (and who) she loves.”  … Read More

Unlikely friends

 I was one of those people who were lucky enough to meet and marry my perfect partner and experience real, true love. I know not everyone gets to have that and I never took for granted how lucky I was to have my husband in my life. My love for him was so intense, that I just never thought I … Read More

Man’s Best Friend

When I met the man who later became my husband, he came supplied with one big, old worn out dog named Chip (short for Chocolate Chip). I walked into his house and smelled the dog smell and saw the little wisps of dog fur scooting across the floor and I thought, “Uh oh, he’s a dog man and I’m a … Read More

Building A Dream

Ever since I was a young girl, one of my dreams has been to build my own home. In my mind, I could see myself out on this beautiful piece of land with sweat on my brow, dirt on my nose and a hammer in my hand as I pounded nails, laid block, sawed, painted and performed other acts of … Read More

The Depth of a Fisherman

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“To go fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature…all men are equal before fish.”- – Herbert Hoover When I was growing up, I never really understood why people liked fishing. I … Read More

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