Monthly Archives: June 2011

298. Shaking Hands

Today is National Handshake Day.   I can remember the first time I ever shook hands with anybody.  I was 39 years old.   In the olden days, ladies of my station in life didn’t have occasion to shake hands … Continue reading

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296 Crooks Night Off

So, tonight, son Matthew, granddaughter Arden, and I are planning to lay low and watch another Netflix DVD of the series Leverage. It’s about crooks, so, of course, we’re the show’s most dedicated fans. While I’m otherwise occupied as a … Continue reading

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295. Watergate Cake!

Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine myself giving anybody cooking tips.  As a cook, I’m pretty much a danger to myself and others. But sometimes, when I’m at my sister Joan and brother-in-law Tommy’s house, I sneak into … Continue reading

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294. Food for Thought

The year is 1906.  One hundred fifteen years ago. Here are some statistics for the Year 1906 :  ************************************  The average life expectancy was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes … Continue reading

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293. Chris and Mark and Ian

Okay, let’s party!  It’s Chris and Mark Milner’s 40th wedding anniversary and Ian Fitzpatrick Melchior’s 16th birthday! One of the most memorable and prettiest weddings I ever attended was that of my niece Christine Fitzpatrick and Mark Milner.It happened on … Continue reading

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292. Celebrating the Dates

Interesting. Two important family events happened on the same day of the year – June 25. This must be the way it happened. It was Christmas Eve, 1976.  My daughter Susy Ford and her boyfriend Curt Warden, were standing around … Continue reading

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291. Letter to Miss Glendinning

June 24, 2011 Victoria Glendinning % Simon & Schuster 1st floor 222 Gray’s Inn Road London  WC1X 8HB England Dear Miss Glendinning: I recently discovered your advice about growing flowers.  I am so impressed that besides finding time to be an … Continue reading

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