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Holiday Greetings

Our preparations for Christmas this year have been rather smooth.  Rita started shopping early and avoided the last-minute rush.  By yesterday afternoon the gifts were all wrapped and ready for the kids and grandkids.  We will have dinner and go … Continue reading

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We’re Home!

On September 16 we started driving west from Chicago with the intention of seeing some of the western part of the U.S. that we had never visited and to move toward our goal of visiting all 50 states.  We arrived … Continue reading

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Dreams III

We have driven 1500 + miles since we last posted our blog.  It has been a wonderful week with many great moments for us.  The words the Apostles spoke to Jesus on the Mount of the Transfiguration continue to run … Continue reading

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During the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years we have worked to create traditions for ourselves and our children. In the process we have created a number of traditions associated with our children and our extended families. As … Continue reading

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Differences in Marriage

As every couple approaches marriage, they do so with expectations about many things.  We develop those expectations through our experience of growing up.  In our families – nuclear and extended – we do things in certain ways that become so … Continue reading

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A Day on the Road

Yesterday we left our son and his family in Dallas, TX to drive Santa Fe, NM.  We had never been in New Mexico and wanted to add it to the list of states we’ve visited as well as see the … Continue reading

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Our Circle of Life

Yesterday we celebrated our 47th anniversary.  Most often people only stop to reflect on what is considered to be a milestone anniversary.  For us every year is a milestone to be celebrated.  We have had quiet ones alone before children … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones in Marriage

When I was a child I heard the adage “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  While I have a few scars from sticks and stones, some of the words from those years and … Continue reading

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Marriage in Retirement: In the Land of the Living

Last week we considered some aspects of retirement, including the idea that we live in different lands at different times in our lives.  The phrase “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of … Continue reading

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The Day After Christmas

Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house No one is stirring except each of us and our spouse. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with Matthew, our youngest son and his girlfriend, Andrea.  We spent the … Continue reading

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