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Giving up information

November 13, 2019

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We do live in an information-based society. Most, or maybe just some, of us, are very careful about what we share online. But it’s funny how we react to things. A dear friend and I went to a financial seminar the other night. The topic was, “Managing your Retirment,” which is something we all need […]

The definition of fine dining

November 6, 2019

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You might say that I am very much a traditionalist at heart. This was brought home to me by a recent dining experience. Every year, in October, several cousins gather with me and Mr. Ken to celebrate our birthdays. We always go to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. This is the oldest operating inn in the United […]

Screeech!

October 30, 2019

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So I recently celebrated a birthday. Never mind which one. . . Mr. Ken says to me, “How about we celebrate your birthday by going to a talk on owls? There will even be live owls there!” Um, okay. I’m really not a bird person, chipmunks yes, but not birds. I was a bit apprehensive […]

The London adventure – Part 5

October 16, 2019

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Still(!) more London pictures, thanks to Mr. Ken. 1. Royal Guards. The Royal Mews is a part of Buckingham Palace. The Royal Guards sit on these magnificent animals. What a beautiful site! 2. God save the Queen. In addition to our dear Sir Oliver, we just had to get this refrigerator magnet. This sums up […]

The London adventure – Part 4

October 9, 2019

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Thank goodness Mr. Ken is the photographer in the family. Otherwise, you’d all be seeing pictures of pavement and sky. I blame it on my lack of spatial awareness. 1. Love of monarchy. As the citizen of a pure democracy (well, more or less “pure”), I don’t completely get the concept of a monarchy. It […]

The London adventure – Part 3

October 2, 2019

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So the London adventure continues . . . 1. A real sense of history. I have always been interested in World War II, my Dad fought in that war. Although, he never wanted to talk about it. As much as I have studied about it, it seemed to be a war that happened, “over there.” […]

The London Adventure – Part 2

September 25, 2019

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Hello again. It’s time for the second installment of our London adventures. I know you all can’t wait. 🙂 1. Mind the gap. I just love the English accents! Of course, the English would say that we Americans have the accent, not them. I swear, I could listen to someone reading the phone book with […]