Write Things Down!

Back in the 1980’s when ‘Grandparents Day’ was just catching on in the US, I was browsing in a cute little gift shop when I came across these precious little memory books for grandmas and grandpas. Filled with questions kids could ask their grandparents, and blank lines where grandparents could…

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Chillin’ or Being Lazy?

In reading mom’s diaries from when I was a teenager, what strikes me the most is how busy we always were, especially my parents. They never stopped. WE never stopped. Going to school, yard work, church activities: youth group, evangelism, voters meeting, VBS, Special dinners, cleaning the church, remodeling our…

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Thumbs

My nickname in Junior High was ‘Thumbs’. I was famous for my thumbs. My big, fat, stubby, dumb-looking thumbs. In fact, ‘What plumps when you cook it? Julie’s thumbs’, was actually printed in my 8th-grade yearbook. I’m serious. It was. You see I was ‘blessed’ with my Father’s thumb –…

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A Weekend in the Ozone!

I take my ‘day of rest’, very seriously. In fact, sometimes I even take Saturday and add it to Sunday’s rest. (wink) This past weekend was one of those. I spent all day Saturday and Sunday in ‘Julie’s little art world’. I had two projects that I was working on.…

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Cold, Winter Days and Mittens!

How many mittens does your family go through in one winter? Growing up in Michigan with long winters and lots of snow, we went through a lot! In fact, every November, mom would pull down this barrel from the attic that was full of hats, mittens, and scarves. Many of…

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In memory of my Brother

I recently lost my big brother Jim. We were alike in a lot of ways. He was 6 years older than I and quickly became my hero and my cheerleader. We loved to talk about our visions, dreams and current goals, understanding and supporting each other without judgment or negativity.…

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