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Thursday Nights

Thursday Nights


Posted on Feb 2, 2006

My mom was way before her time.  She understood the importance of spending quality time with her children.  Back in the Reagen era while everyone else was pacifying their children with TV, my mom made time for me and my sister.  Each Thursday night, my dad would take one kid and my mom would take the other.  My father would always take us out to a movie or occasionally bowling.  We didn’t do too much...

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It’s Jolie with an O

It’s Jolie with an O


Posted on Jan 27, 2006

I just received these address labels in the mail.  It’s a prime example of what happens when you have a name that’s not really the norm.  I’m used to getting Julie, Jody, Jolene and lately I’ve been getting people calling me Shirley.  I can’t quite figure that one out. I don’t mind it at all and usually I will answer to any name.  But, I do have to draw the line at Jollie. ...

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Brownies

Brownies


Posted on Jan 20, 2006

My niece stopped by my work this week to sell me and my co-workers Girl Scout Cookies.  I pulled out my memorabilia to share with her.  I remembered my days as a Brownie.  I did it for 3 years and my mom was our troop leader.  I’m the girl on the left hocking cookies.   Have I mentioned that I grew up in a small town?  It’s amazing how many times I was in our local paper over the years....

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Momento Box

Momento Box


Posted on Jan 19, 2006

I am going to start a new series over the next few weeks.  I’m going to be sharing the many brilliant ideas my mom had when I was a kid.  Some of her ingenuity was based on the fact that we didn’t have a lot of money growing up.  Others stemmed out of her own craftiness.  I like the thought of putting theses ideas out in the world for others to enjoy or try.  It’s also a way to say thank you...

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The Silver Tongued Devil and I

The Silver Tongued Devil and I


Posted on Jan 12, 2006

Last night I went to see Kris Kristofferson at the Aladdin Theater.  My husband and I also got tickets for my mom and sister for Christmas.  We were amazingly lucky that it didn’t rain on us while we waited in line.  We have had at least 25 straight days of rain in Portland.  And while it did rain earlier in the day, it was dry all evening long.  I’m very anxious when it comes to concerts and I am...

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Predictions

Predictions


Posted on Jan 3, 2006

My family doesn’t have many traditions.  We do have one that I wanted to share.  My mom, sister, and I get together every Christmas Eve.  Usually there are more people with us like my husband, my niece, family friends.  On Christmas Eve, we do many things.  First we have dinner.  We usually go for something not very traditional.  This year we had a baked potato bar with all the fixings and...

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