Posts Tagged ‘ memories ’

LAST DAYS AT THE BEACH

LAST DAYS AT THE BEACH

By MARGARET MENDEL It was finally the end of summer. Well, it was Labor Day weekend, that’s pretty much the end of summer. Though we knew there would still be a few hot and muggy days before we talked about the fall chill in the air. It was still time to take a break...

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Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York

It was Wednesday, the day before Christmas Eve. We were on our way to Brooklyn to babysit the grandkids. This has been a trying time for us. Health issues have become a serious consideration. Hanging out with the grandkids would certainly soothe our anxious souls. Though we would soon learn that the subways were...

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VISITING THE WEST COAST

VISITING THE WEST COAST

The first week in September we traveled to Seattle for an overdue visit with family. Instead of going to a hotel we decided to make our accommodations through AirBnB, a website for people in the private sector to list, find and rent lodging. We selected the areas we were interested in staying. Dozens of possibilities popped...

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TOMATOES

TOMATOES

A couple weeks ago we visited friends in Connecticut. When we arrived they had just returned home from a farmers market and had placed big ruby red tomatoes on a sunny window sill to ripen. We have a farmer’s market in our NYC neighborhood on Fridays and I try to get there a couple...

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STREET ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER MOMENTS REMEMBERED

STREET ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER MOMENTS REMEMBERED

The best times after arriving home from a vacation is when it feels like the trip is lingering and situations keep popping up, reminding you of special moments that occured while you were away. That’s what happened to us the first morning after a seven hour airplane journey home from Spain. We awoke at...

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THE BRIDE AND GROOM

THE BRIDE AND GROOM

During our downsizing these two dolls tumbled out of a box. I had to smile when I saw them. They were the bride and groom that stood stark naked atop our wedding cake 38 years ago. On a Friday afternoon, all those years ago, a Justice of the Peace married us at the courthouse...

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The Trunk That Couldn’t Fly

The Trunk That Couldn’t Fly

I am really surprised at how much emotional stuff I am being confronted with as I go through this process of downsizing. For instance, many years ago I decided that traveling was the one thing in my life that I really wanted to do. I didn’t care where I went. I just wanted to...

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