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The Lake is Growing Up

The Lake is Growing Up

With a few years of lake visits under our belts, Steve and I have started talking about how we feel about having a vacation home of our own. We both love...

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A Boy and His Hat

A Boy and His Hat

There are loyalties in life. I prefer a specific brand in ketchup, peanut butter and cigarettes, but I wouldn’t say no to another brand if that was...

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Inevitably, A Little Rain Must Fall

Inevitably, A Little Rain Must Fall

When we have a rainy day at the lake, Junior is the first one to break into the game closet. June stocked it with games for her family when they were younger...

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Man or Beast

Man or Beast

Thanks to our cave ancestors, men sometimes cook, especially if the cooking is done outside. The grill brings out the long buried need of the average man...

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What Do You Intend To Do About It

What Do You Intend To Do About It

Before leaving for the lake, I thought about how to make it a better experience for my family. I wanted to make memories. And not just for the children....

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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

Our much anticipated trip to the lake was coming up quickly and I was trying to make all of the arrangements. With Steve off work for three weeks, we decided...

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Take Ten

Take Ten

I could feel myself hurrying. Instead of my customary habit of moving steadily from room to room picking up errant articles that had somehow found themselves...

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Enjoy the Unexpected

Enjoy the Unexpected

With summer in full swing, the children were having a great time. The ladies in my neighborhood who sat together at the club were busy working on their...

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Parlez-vous College?

Parlez-vous College?

Chloe came over for coffee yesterday wanting to know what the summers were like for the children in the neighborhood. They had not yet thought about joining...

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To Choose or Not to Choose

To Choose or Not to Choose

I realized a long time ago that if someone made a pleasant remark about something of mine, there was a hidden meaning. Determining the meaning was the...

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