Category Archives: connections

SOLS: 2013:9 Yes, It Was Bright Orange

Time: 1957 – 1975 Place: 9401 Kerwood Drive and 226th Street As far as decor I have nostaglic leanings. I’m drawn to decorating in rustic and primitive styles.  Was my decorating taste influenced by all those books I read as … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:5 Winter Dance

There has been a heavy sprinkling of comments and picture postings on social networks about the snow storm moving through our area. These postings are from disappointed and depressed people that are tired of winter. Beautiful pictures of sailboats against … Continue reading

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SOLS:2013:4 Thrill Ride Battle Wound

Time: August 1960 Place: Coney Island, Ohio Peeking through my bangs in my first grade school picture is a bandage that doesn’t look like it’s hiding any serious injury. But behind the bandage is a battle wound. Before school began I had … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:3 Souvenirs

Stacks of books teetered on the floor. Stacks that needed to be organized. A weekend with no plans. I set the goal to get rid of the several stacks piled on the floor. That would mean dedicated focus on my … Continue reading

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Ocean Lullaby

Rocked to sleep by gentle Caribbean ocean waves. Rays of sun and star light dancing on a palette of blues and greens…azure, turquoise, cerulean, ultramarine, jade, teal, and emerald.  Sounds of waves lapping against each other. I don’t know what took my husband and I so long to book a cruise. … Continue reading

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Connections – The Essence of Reading Pleasure

Life happens and already in the first week of the new year, life threw a small curve ball my way. Early in the morning of January 6th  I was awakened with stomach pain. I thought I was coming down with … Continue reading

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