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Is It Bread, or Is It Pudding?

The leftover rolls from Christmas dinner would not fit in my freezer, no matter how much rearranging I did . There were only two choices. The trash…..or bread pudding. Joe loved my mother’s bread pudding and repeated the same query … Continue reading

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Pearls

She was waiting patiently in line, wearing a pink tea-length skirt, a yellow silk blouse, and a white flapper hat with a pink bow. Her long string of pearls came almost to her waist and was tied in a fashionable … Continue reading

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Words….frickin’ words

I said frickin. But I didn’t use that other f-word or the d-word or any other less than desirable word. I was doing my best to remain calm and to be respectful, but suddenly, the word blurted out. Language is a … Continue reading

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Changing Perspective and the Purple Flowered Snow Boots

I was up at 4:45 am, preparing for a conference call about the storm.  And by preparing, I mean that I was watching the news and cussing at the weather woman, who was taking professional vagueness to a whole new … Continue reading

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To My Neglected Friends: Smartphone Technology Is Hurting Our Friendship

THEN: Sitting around my  kitchen table, eight friends passed around vacation photographs. One friend told anecdotes of his summer adventures as I filled wine and soda pop glasses and fetched beers for our guests. Sharing vacation pictures was a great … Continue reading

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New Addition

To the yard sale family on Warren Street, thank you for giving him up. Because when I laid eyes on him, I could tell that you had loved him once. But now he was old, neglected, and ragged. As I … Continue reading

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Little Black Purse

“I don’t know why you are still carrying that hideous purse after all these years,” my sister chastised. We were at a wedding and since I was dressed in my fanciest clothes, I was also carrying my fanciest bag, a … Continue reading

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Behind the Walls

In my South Jersey house, the older children once slept in the unfinished attic, with its wooden floor and exposed wooden beams. The baby, however, slept downstairs.  He didn’t have a crib, so his mother tucked him in every night, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as  sweet.”                                             … Continue reading

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The Haves and Have Nots

“Hello and good day,” the homeless man said to me as I neared. He was seated on a wooden rail near my parked car and he was leaning back, taking in the sunshine. “Hello,” I responded back automatically.  “How are … Continue reading

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