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In A Minute

In A Minute

I caught myself repeating those words as I cradled the phone up to my ear while talking to Mags, peeling potatoes and answering the tugging I felt on my...

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Falling for Fun

Falling for Fun

When the weather starts to turn cooler and the early rush of school, scouts and sports becomes more routine, we have made a yearly trek to the apple farm...

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Haunted Thoughts

Haunted Thoughts

Halloween has become a special event in Monterey Park. With so many young goblins, a competition has started involving costumes and treats. We have gone...

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Fall for Me

Fall for Me

With the children back in school, the card parties have started back up. I like to volunteer for the hosting in October. Fall always brings on the urge...

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Lunch Pail Blues

Lunch Pail Blues

I had no idea what to pack for Stevie’s lunch. Lately, he had entered this strange picky phase. He asked for the crusts cut off his peanut butter...

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The Gray Ladies

The Gray Ladies

You see them in special places. Their snow white, gun-metal, or streaky salt-n-pepper hair gives them away. The gray ladies take their time reading the...

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Put on a Happy Face

Put on a Happy Face

The wind kicked up the leaves and swirled them around the park. Daisy and I had stopped off so that she could play on the swings and slide. She was wearing...

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The Moving Picture Box

The Moving Picture Box

Steve had been making noises about getting a television for a few months. Mags and Harold already had one and I know that put some pressure on Steve to...

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What a Girl Wants

What a Girl Wants

The annual rite of school clothes shopping always creeps up on me and highlights my reluctance to ending summer. Stevie Jr. is usually excited to be going...

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Boxers on the Block

Boxers on the Block

Steve was finishing up his shower. He had worked up quite a sweat setting up with the guys. I had the percolator on low so he could have a hot cup of coffee...

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