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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.

At the Personal Care Home

This is the corridor at the personal care home where my friend is a resident.  Last week a good many of the residents there had flu and I took the warning seriously and did not visit while flu was a … Continue reading

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I was without Internet connection from some time last evening until almost 10 this morning.  My cleaning lady came to work today and you might know how it is, –a person tidies up before the cleaning lady arrives, so that … Continue reading

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Snowed in Again

I am snowed in again this morning.  I wouldn’t be snowed in if I were 10 or 15 years younger than I am.  However, I have learned to be careful about going out in weather conditions, snow and ice, which … Continue reading

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Fruit Truck Stop

Frank Sabol brings his fruit truck to our community every other week, November through February.  He has the best fruit to offer!  I usually buy apples from him in November and sometimes I get back a second of third time.  … Continue reading

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Ladybugs

When I started to paint ladybug stones, I chose small flat stones.  After a while, I painted some larger stones in the ladybug motif.  Here you see three of my paintings having a ladybug conversation.

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More Snow

This seems to be a December to break some records as to how cold and snowy it has been.  I think we’ve received over three feet of snow in the last two weeks, but I’m thankful that it didn’t come … Continue reading

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Snowed In

Technically, I’m not really snowed in.  I can get outdoors and clean off the car and shovel a little path, clean off the porch steps, but the snow is coming down sort of like fog, the roads are snow covered, … Continue reading

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Dear Friends

This is Iola and Rene.  No, they aren’t a couple.  They are both my friends.  Rene is 93 and lives in a personal care home, and Iola is a little bit older than Rene and lives in her own home.  … Continue reading

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Buttons

The Button Club, of which I am a member, went to the home of our Button Lady (member) in Frewsberg, NY.  Her home is filled with buttons!  She has thousands of buttons, beautifully displayed.  Buttons aren’t the only thing she … Continue reading

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Daily Needs

Once when returning to Corry from Lower Burrell, a trip of roughly 125 miles, I was checking the gas gauge just about every fifteen minutes.  I got to thinking. The car was running just fine, but here I was concerned … Continue reading

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