Keepers

Lunching with a friend the other day, we realized both of us collect tiny boxes. Our affinity for limoge boxes and the like, is one also shared by both of our mothers. Hence, the beginnings of each of our collections.

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Miss Minnie’s Legacy

A visit to my childhood home, “Up Yonder”, is a departure from city life. Through the gate and up the hill, Miss Minnie throws her arms open wide and hollars “Howdy, I’m just so proud to be here!” Her hospitable legacy is echoed in nature. Thousands of daffodil blossoms grace the hill side, as if to say hello and welcome. They open their faces to the sun each morning and close to the moon each night.

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Happy Gal-entines!

Happy “Gal”entines to my 94 year old girlfriend! I called to talk to Mimi this morning, and I got voicemail. It’s hard to catch her. No doubt she’s out doing something for a friend, with a friend, or a group of friends. I’ll hear about it later, when she calls me back. Mimi is the original girlfriend. Her friends and her community count on her to be there with her energy, creativity and ingenuity-and she delivers. She still drives around her hometown in her Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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A“Heart-y” Party!

Since Valentines Day falls on a weekday when many families juggle home life, work, school, sports and packed schedules, some may be seeking an alternative to the traditional romantic dinner by candle light. Resist store bought cards and fixed menu dinners this Valentine’s Day. Create and play!

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