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SO MUCH GOODNESS OUT THERE

I lit a cigarette as Shirley pulled her car out of our driveway, and we began the 30 minute trip from Loveland to the University of Northern Colorado. Actually, back in 1969, I think the college in Greeley, Colorado was … Continue reading

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A TOTAL OF TEN KIDS

Dear Readers: This article is the third in a series called “HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!” You may want to read the initial columns for background. Thanks for reading. ********************************************** In my last column, I wrote … Continue reading

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BEYOND HAMBURGER HELPER

Dear Readers: This article is the second in a series called “HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!” You may want to read this initial column for background to this new series of articles. Thanks for reading. ******************************************************************************************* … Continue reading

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HELP, I NEED TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!

Note: This is a recollection that comes to mind on cold, cloudy January days. I’ll be devoting a number of columns to this journey which was new territory for me. Please join me on this journey. If they’d had Hamburger … Continue reading

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A BOLONGA SANDWICH ON THANKSGIVING

We had a lot to be thankful for on our first Thanksgiving in Loveland 50 years ago. We had each other, three young daughters—Claire, Sharon, and Eileen—and Bill’s job at HP. Our youngest daughter, Kathy, was a mere twinkle in … Continue reading

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WAVE GOODBYE TO THE HANDSHAKE

Wave goodbye to the handshake. The handshake is history. It’s tough to say goodbye to this common form of greeting—a greeting that conveys warmth and welcome in our culture. We love the genuineness of a handshake. More than just a … Continue reading

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AIR RAID DRILL

It’s hard to believe it was 70 years ago. It was 1944. WWII was in full swing, but battle fronts were far from U.S. shores. Along with my parents and younger brother Walter, I lived in the safety and tranquility … Continue reading

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THE 1976 BIG THOMPSON FLOOD

I don’t usually post articles in this blog that have appeared in the print edition of the Reporter Herald. But I’ve had so many comments about this article that thought I’d run it for readers who might otherwise have missed … Continue reading

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GETTING READY FOR WORK

If my Dad were still alive, today would be birthday. While I no longer imagine that I can pick up the phone and call him, I still see him clearly in my mind’s eye. But it is the face of … Continue reading

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THE MOTHER’S DAY NECKLACE

I’ve been wearing my Mother’s Day necklace for a couple of months. My white plastic pendant is more of a device than a dazzling bit of bling bought at Zales. But if I should trip over my own two feet … Continue reading

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