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Favorites At Christmas Time

First when I was married I made dozens of shortbread cookies topped with red and green candied cherries. I was queen of the easy fruit cake, too. I made the cakes months before Christmas and froze them in saved cookie … Continue reading

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I looked into the faces of my old friends today

I arrived in Pasadena today after much travelling and it was a good feeling rolling into town, a happy time when many friends and family are  visiting, a celebration of life, a sharing of our past memories and our present lives … Continue reading

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Missed Chances To Dance

When I visited Ireland several years ago, I went to stay with an old friend of mine, Eileen O’Connor. I had never met her husband Ralph, nor her two girls Sarah and Geraldine. My father had been in the hospital … Continue reading

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Dwelling In Silence

I’ve been reading the book Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn for quite a number of months, during a long hot bath or just for a few minutes on a rainy day, I like to pick it up and see … Continue reading

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Inspired By My Mother-In-Law’s Daffodils

“Daffodils” (1804) I WANDER’D lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Joan Marie Finlay(nee Whiffin), My Mother

My mother was born on September 4, 1935, to Elizabeth Slaney and Andrew Whiffin as one of a twin, into a family which would grow to include seven children. Her siblings were Carmel, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Patrick, Andrew and Joseph(the youngest). Andy, my … Continue reading

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Two Friends On A Friday Night

It’s Friday night and all exams are done. Now what would you think two relieved friends would do after finishing all that study? First task, out to pick up some food. A pizza for starters and some refreshments! Then one … Continue reading

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