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Music of the sixties – the British invasion

June 16, 2021

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I love music, especially the music of the sixties. I consider myself very fortunate to have been at the right age to fully witness this wonderful decade, jam packed with great music from incredibly talented performers. Many of them are now true legends in the world of music. Names like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Simon […]

Summer Memories (and mischief) – part 3

June 9, 2021

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In my last blog I wrote about some of the fun things we did at our family’s summer cottage, Hickory Lodge, in northwestern NJ. There are so many things we enjoyed while there and this blog will talk about more of them and, a little mischief we may have been part of too. One of […]

Summer memories – part one

May 26, 2021

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As Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is coming this weekend, it got me thinking about my summers when I was a kid back in New Jersey. In particular, I have lots of fond memories of summers spent at a summer cottage that my grandmother owned near a lake. Without a doubt, some of […]

Sea change in technology in my lifetime

May 19, 2021

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In my last blog I wrote about my most favorite DIY project – building my own desktop computer. In this blog I thought I’d stay in the technology arena but have some fun talking about the sea change that has occurred during my lifetime in the world of technology, especially the technology behind phones, television […]

My most favorite DIY project is…

May 12, 2021

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I’ve done a lot of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects over the years but one stands out as being my all time favorite. It’s probably given me more satisfaction than any other project. My all time favorite DIY project was building my own desktop computer! In fact I’m using it to write this blog! I’ve been involved […]

Mr. Ken, Mr. Fix It – part two

May 5, 2021

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In my last blog I talked about how I got started in the Do-It-Yourself world. As I mentioned, after a while I realized that I needed to find ways to expand my knowledge so I could safely tackle more complex projects such as home wiring and auto repair. I was fortunate to have a good […]

Mr. Ken, Mr. Fix It – part one

April 28, 2021

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Hello there! This is Nancy’s dear husband, Mr. Ken, sitting in for Nancy for a few weeks as she recuperates from her recent shoulder surgery to repair an injured rotator cuff. She was thrilled when I offered to be a guest blogger for a few weeks until she is able pound out her own blogs […]

Spots of brightness

April 14, 2021

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It sure has been a long, dark winter. I am so glad that spring is here. I love taking walks these days since the grass is so green, the flowers are coming out and the flowering trees are budding. So pretty. I haven’t written about my favorite store, Trader Joes, lately. But I have a […]

Blame it on COVID

April 7, 2021

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This Pandemic stuff is getting old. Boy is that an understatement! I try to keep things in perspective by being thankful that: My family and loved ones are healthy. Financially, we are doing okay. I can get out for walks every day. All that being said, Mr. Ken and I find that we are more […]

Happy Easter!

March 31, 2021

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It has been a long and rather dark winter, but spring is here! I love Easter because of the promise of new life. Since I have been taking more walks, I have joyfully noticed the early spring flowers like crocuses coming up. Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy Passover!