E is for Easter Dresses – #AtoZChallenge

When I was a little girl, my mother loved dressing me up for the holidays.  There were Christmas dresses and Halloween costumes, but her favorite was the Easter dress.  I have absolutely no memory of this, but I guess I wasn’t the best sport about all the girly girl stuff.  Fortunately I was also the […]

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The Happiest Place on Earth

I was in third grade when I went to Disney World for the first time.  It was a birthday present from my grandfather, who took our whole family in late October.  We live in New England, so the trek down to Orlando represents a significant cost and time commitment to really make the most of everything. […]

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summertime shenanigans

When I was a little kid, I was mischievous.  I have always liked finding the quiet, dark corners where I am not supposed to be, and setting up camp there.  It’s the type of thing I would still do as an adult, but unfortunately these things are now referred to as “trespassing” or “breaking and […]

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Chimney Fire

When I was a little girl, we lived in a charming house in the middle of the woods.  This all sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, but to me, I loved our little house with its crab apple trees and trickling brook and frog pond and wood furnace.  It was a rented house, and […]

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oh, music

I am not inherently a music person.  I am not musically talented, and up until recently, I was the kind of girl who’d actually turn off music in the car.  As I’ve gotten older, music has grown to have more resonance with me, but it appears I’ve missed the era where you run off to a […]

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