Category Archives: Family

Grandparents Weekend

On Fridays, our five-year-old Byron attends Wilderness Adventure School somewhere beyond Duvall. Last week, Don and I were invited to their Grandparents’ Day. In order to get to school at ten on Friday morning, we left our home in Seattle … Continue reading

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Narrative About Jeff’s Bicycling Accident

I have Jeff’s permission to share his article on my blog. Yesterday (Friday, October 7th), at around 2:40 PM, I had a head-on collision with a car.  I was traveling southwest on Madison street, and the other driver was making … Continue reading

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The Dainty Ladies Book Group

The Dainty Ladies Book Group is a very small, exclusive club with only three members. It was started by my granddaughter Nina who suggested that we would all read the same book and then discuss it. The first invited member … Continue reading

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De-Cluttering 101 Second Post

So it’s now June 28. Yesterday was our 62nd wedding anniversary and I’m still in the hobby room. My parents’ photos are almost gone, and a month ago I had turned my attention to another task. I had a huge … Continue reading

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De-Cluttering, 101 (First Post)

After forty-one years of living in our house, we have forty-one years of stuff to get rid of. It was not clear where we should begin, but Don said we should start in the “hobby room,” a room we intended (in … Continue reading

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One More Comment on Public Transportation

The Laurelhurst Blog picked up my posts on public transportation and re-published them, and one of their readers, Larry, was kind enough to comment on them. He pointed out some mistakes that I had made, and thought that Children’s Hospital … Continue reading

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Third Try, Public Transportation from Laurelhurst

Our children moved from Queen Anne to Redmond. Nice for them, but they took our grandchildren with them. On this lovely Friday, April 15, our granddaughter Nina was scheduled to play Baloo in a student production of the Jungle Book … Continue reading

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A Great Site to Visit on Kaua’i—Makauwahi Cave Reserve

We have visited the island of Kaua’i many times, without ever hearing that there was a prehistoric cave that attracted visitors and researchers from all over the world. According to the visitor’s handout, this cave “is itself a huge fossil, … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Gandalf

On Hallowe’en, the merchants on Queen Anne Avenue provide treats during the afternoon. The sidewalks are thronged with big and little costumed kids, parents and grandparents, many also in costumes. The crowds are especially heavy around the doorways where the … Continue reading

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The Check Is In The Mail–Or Is It?

I saw this on a poster in the post office this week: “the check is in the mail–or is it?” Then the poster continued to list all the ways out-going mail could be purloined (I love that word, it means … Continue reading

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