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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Life changes after losing a loved one
I called my brother, David, to wish him a happy birthday.
Ask before picking strangers’ flowers
I thought it was the definition of chutzpa when the guy knocked on my porch door.
Love of nature was a gift from mom
The sun was finally shining after weeks of rain and dreary weather.
Birthday present is full of treasures
I have the treasure chest almost full.
Phone books will one day disappear
We received a new phone book the other day. Actually, It was so small I mistook it for an advertisement and barely stopped myself from pitching it straight into the recycling bin.
Pulling weeds is just playing in the dirt
It is time to stock up on half price Easter candy to ensure you have enough energy to clean up the yard in preparation for the first mowing of the year.
Delighting in the change of seasons
Rain helps world awaken from its nap
I love rain. I love it even more since I don’t have to be out in it.
Family worked together to empty house
That's done. Mom's house is officially empty.
She’s looking forward to sunnier days
There is a dragon staring at me as I type.
Kids had fun playing with ordinary things
Keys. Keys from a dozen or more car dealership advertisements. Keys that don’t fit anything.
Grandson brought laughter through tears
No more pain. No more fear. No more confusion. No more Mom.
Message was clear that mom needed her
I am feeling like a bigoted, racist xenophobe lately. A xenophobe is one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin.
Latest turn is scary
Any week that starts out with an unintended skating rink in the driveway and ends with a call from Mom’s visiting nurse can’t be a good one.
Winter is taking us on a wild ride
This weather is giving me the equivalent of whiplash.
The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371