Missing Mom – Dec. 2, 2011

Today is the eighth anniversary of my mother’s passing. I have written many times about my mom – her love of food, miniatures, collections, her family, etc. Today I planned to focus on her love of music. As I prepared this post it began to sound very familiar. Whoops! I already wrote basically the same […]

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Celebrating Success!

Perhaps you’ve noticed the absence of posts from me. Or, more likely, you just received this post and thought to yourself, “Oh yeah—where has she been since June 26?” Well, let me fill you in. Following “Road Trip 2019”, I returned home to a houseful. Our youngest daughter and her little family stayed with us […]

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I Think I May Be In Trouble – The Story of Jennifer the Doll

As I mentioned in my last post, my sister Betsy brought me a little “giftie” last night. Technically, this post is right in line with my genealogy theme for the year, “Our Stuff.” Hopefully, it will also signal my return to writing after a few months absence. This is a rather long post, but I […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Days 7 and 8

Day 7 Today was basically a travel day. We headed south towards Rock Springs, Wyoming which would be our destination for the night. Rock Springs to Boulder is only about 5 hours so not a terrible drive. Here are a few pics from the drive. Bye bye Idaho! We spent our last night on the […]

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Road Trip 2019- Day 4

Another long driving day for Scott. We started out with getting him some new shades!! Good idea since the weather has been great the last couple days. Today is a bit chilly but sunny. Yay! We started the day by heading to Bighorn National Forest in the Bighorn Mountains which are a sister range of […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Day 6

As mentioned yesterday, we didn’t really plan this out. We awoke this morning to a hearty snowfall, temps around 35. After putting on four shirts and grudgingly wearing my thick socks and uncomfortable sneakers, we headed off for breakfast. Found a cute coffee shop and enjoyed a warm cuppa joe at Mountain Mama’s Cafe. Within […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Day 5 Part Two

Ok. We admit it. We didn’t really think this through. Today was the first day of summer. So, suffice to say, we were caught by surprise by today’s weather. We knew it would be chilly. We did not know it would snow! That’s right, I said snow. By the time we entered Yellowstone through the […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Day 5 Part One

We started the day by visiting the Old Town Trail in Cody, Wyoming. This tourist attraction is actually pretty cool. The owners have created an Old Western town on the actual site of the town William “Buffalo Bill” Cody founded in 1895. The buildings are authentic structures gathered from locations around Wyoming and Montana.They were […]

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Road Trip 2019 – Day 3

Man we did a lot today! After a “real” breakfast at the Rushmore Hotel we headed out to Mount Rushmore. We were told there really wasn’t much to do there other than view four giant heads so we didn’t allow a lot of time. And that was accurate because it really is not a lot […]

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