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Today was the last day in Florida for our children and grandchildren. But we took advantage of this last day to hang out at the pool. For hours. Once again, the bad news is that I don’t have a waterproof camera. The good news is that from time to time someone picks up my phone …

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Family vacation: Day one

Well, this is a first. An extended family vacation. Siblings. Multi-generations. And sun. Not too hot. But warm enough to enjoy the resort pool. Plenty of time to splash with little ones and dodge water cannons. (I must say that I didn’t see the other grandmothers and great-aunts fully committed to water play — how …

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Today was a road trip. All day. Just Jim and me. Pristine blue skies. Not a single cloud. And we were so amazed that the autumn colors were exploding all along the way. Absolutely gorgeous. One of the highlights was crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Wow! I’m not sure I’ve ever crossed it on such …

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Picture postcards. An inexpensive way to send a personal message to family and friends. My grandparents were blessed with opportunities to travel the world on several occasions and often by ocean liners. This allowed them to visit many locations without ever having to unpack, change hotels, make connections and all the other joys of travel. …

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

I find my eyes suddenly welling up with tears. No predicting when. I have no control. Why? Good grief. You’d think I’d be used to this by now. All because this morning we took three of our grandchildren and their parents to the airport for their return flight to America. They hadn’t been with us …

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Grandchildren bound: From Kyiv, Ukraine to Salisbury, Maryland

I’ve been off the radar here for over a week — except for Sundays. This was NOT my plan as I began a new venture into blogging, but life took some twists and turns last week and I simply had no energy at all to consider posting. On Friday, June 7, I flew from Kyiv, …

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