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A Marmalade Christmas Present

December 22, 2012

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This is not a traditional story of Santa’s workshop with elves busily wrapping up toys while snow softly falls outside on a perfect winter’s night. No, I’m going to share with you an unusual true Christmas tale of a fierce lion on the Serengeti Plains who gets his Christmas wish. At least that’s how our (now departed) marmalade […]

The Rudolph Syndrome

December 10, 2012

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It seems the Red Hat Society may have some competition at this time of year. If dressing up in purple and red attire and hats wasn’t enough for you older gals, I would like to mention a strange phenomenon called the “Rudolph Syndrome” that shows up around Christmas time and always coincides with the annual luncheon for […]

Twelve Nasty Things I Love About Being a Grandma

August 12, 2012

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Having regular babysitting time with our little grand-daughter has caused me to reflect upon some of the talents needed in child-minding, as well as some of the gross things that mothers have to handle on a daily basis. Motherhood is about the toughest job out there – but the most rewarding. When you “sign on” […]

Love Among the Rocks

June 20, 2012

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“Make your move before I’m gone, because people change and hearts move on.”  (Author unknown) I could set the stage for romance by describing a moonlit, sandy beach with a sea of stars overhead and the soft breaking of surf – but that would be lying. This is the story of a common, lonely, lovesick, […]

Waiting for Little Hands – Again

March 15, 2012

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When I first became a grandma a little over a year ago, my daydreams frequently were filled with sweet scenarios of playing with our grand-baby, hauling out and enriching her with a few treasured keepsake toys and books from her mother’s infancy. Back then I figured it was my motherly right to squirrel away a few favourite toys […]