Monthly Archives: July 2011

In Plain Sight

*Sometimes it is amazing what you can overlook…We’ve been in this house for nearly a year. The grandchildren have visited often, sometimes for a week at a time, but they have yet to discover my stash of Reese’s Pieces, Almond … Continue reading

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Coconut/Candy Bar Pie

My sister Lynne served this yummy confection a few weeks ago, and I have been trying to get the recipe from her ever since. It tastes wonderfully light with just the right amount of sweetness. Recipe:  Coconut and Chocolate Bar Pie … Continue reading

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“Captain America” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

Hooray for Captain America! A family film. A fun movie. A good movie with a sequel already in the making, which you will see a preview of if you wait until all the credits are finished. Set during WWII, which … Continue reading

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Imagination

*One of our grandsons, Ben, loves wearing costumes, singing, dancing, and painting. Another, Carlo, loves inventing things, taking things apart and making something different from them, picking up “treasures” from streets and parking lots, and writing/illustrating stories. Ben’s mom is an extraordinary scrapbooker, … Continue reading

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A New Language

While I was driving my grandsons home yesterday, I heard them conversing in earnest. I could not make out all they were saying, but occasionally 7-year-old Carlo would ask his 2-year-old brother to pronounce something and Carlo would repeat what … Continue reading

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THE RED QUEEN

I just finished Philippa Gregory’s THE RED QUEEN about Margaret Beaufort of the House of Lancaster. The other royal houses were York and Tudor. The book begins when Margaret is twelve in 1453, during King Henry VI’s reign. She believes herself to be … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

*Tall men should drive big vehicles and short men should drive small vehicles. When big men emerge from small cars, it is slightly humorous. But when small men hop down from big trucks or SUVs, it’s a little sad. Big vehicles and other toys cannot compensate for what … Continue reading

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