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About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays.

I’m a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come.

I’ve been a pastor’s wife and a grade school teacher. Now I’m retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, –writing and art activities.

I’m very thankful for the blessings in life.

In the Mood for Christmas

I keep thinking that I will decorate the house a bit for Christmas this year.  Maybe I won’t get much company, but John and I can enjoy the decorations together, and he’ll help me with some of the decorating. Today … Continue reading

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Grandma Katherine — A Memory

My grandma, Katherine Baker, was a very quiet, timid woman.  My earliest memory of her is of visiting her in the Creighton Hollow home, a row house that no longer exists because it was torn down for the new highway … Continue reading

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Marriage

John and I have been married about three and a half months now and we are settling into married life happily.  We feel like two “old” married people, old as in “married a long time.”  It feels so good to … Continue reading

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Two Months!

This is my husband, John!  We were at the beach on Presque Isle in Erie.  I was taking pictures, therefore I didn’t get a picture of John and me together.  I like this picture because I love to see John … Continue reading

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Busy Time for Me!

It all happened so fast, but it has been God’s joyful surprise for me. I’ve known John for a long time.  Our families have known each other for years. John has been alone now for over three years, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    I’m still working on Ukrainian Easter Eggs.  I’m so happy to be able to make them.  I still have difficulty getting a good photo of the eggs, though.  This is one of this year’s eggs, a design of … Continue reading

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My Mistake!

I do enjoy a good laugh, especially when it’s laughing at myself. Here is what happened last evening. Now that it’s daylight longer in the evening, I can drive to church for the 6 o’clock service and get home again … Continue reading

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Enigma Makes Herself at Home

Enigma, so named because she is such a puzzle to me, –where she came from, and why she needed to live on my porch, is really an outdoor cat but I brought her indoors during the weeks when the temperatures … Continue reading

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Thinning the herd

I’ve been collecting elephant figurines for a good many years.  I have more elephants than I put on display now.  I know it is time to start downsizing.  I have started giving some of my elephants away.  I think it … Continue reading

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Comfort on the Couch

This is TommyCat resting on the couch in the living room.  TommyCat isn’t a feral cat but he prefers to live outdoors. I got him into the house during the time the snow was deep and the temperature was below … Continue reading

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