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Isabella Redux

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She rounded the bushes at 141 Trismen from the Iofreddo house, as if she had dropped in from a different dimension in time.  She looked at me, at 6 years old, and started talking.  She…

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Life Goes On

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My goodness, the generational gap between my childhood and theirs! When my parents sent me to bed, they were pretty much assured I was going to bed.  There was a possibility of a telephone, but…

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A Special Birthday

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For my birthday, my sweethearts gave me a card telling me what we were going to do over the long Labor Day weekend, all three days (four days, including Friday evening family night) for my…

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Modeling

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You know, as I take these trips and interact with my three Sweetie Pies, I recognize the enormous level of responsibility I have to fashion their lives and their futures. Jordan and Jared watch me…

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Celebration of Life

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We had mom’s 80th birthday party last night. It was a wonderful affair. Since we’ve lived in the Orlando area for some 30 years, it gave us all the opportunity to bring together mom’s friends,…

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Sound advice

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I remember my father-in-law, when I first had Jordan, our first child, giving me some pointers. He had spent some time with me and Janet and saw that I was totally unprepared to have a…

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First Time

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Let’s pretend this is the first time. Jared kept wanting to know from Jordan, who had already seen the movie, what was going to happen. The credits were still coming up as it was preparing…

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Bella’s

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What’s interesting is that at 2 years old, everything is “Bella’s.” So, for example, Bella’s clearly ascertained, always referring to herself in the third person, that there is such a thing as “Bella’s bath.” Or…

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Caterpillar and Time

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You know, Jared just celebrated his 7th birthday and, as one of his gifts in a Star Wars studded birthday party, he got a caterpillar on a little bush in a plastic container. The idea,…

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