Category Archives: Me and My Family

5 — Class Photo

This photo was taken in May, 1939 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. It’s my mom’s high-school Senior class from Hillside, New Jersey. My mom’s in the back row toward the left, next to the tall … Continue reading

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Pop Crate Shelves

About ten years ago, I had a brilliant idea—collect old wooden pop crates and hang them on a wall to make a giant printers’ drawer-type arrangement. I bought one here and one there, paying about $20 for each. When I … Continue reading

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Week One

The day finally arrived when we moved out of the Chase’s basement into our own home. We met Michael, our realtor, at the house at 10:00 am for the final walk-through to make sure everything was OK. It was, almost. … Continue reading

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Cabining at Devil’s Den

We spent six nights at Devil’s Den State Park with friends and family members. The group was down this year. Tim, Velvet, Daniel and Luke were there the entire time in their camper. Beverly was in the cabin next to … Continue reading

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Christmas

On Christmas Eve, the five of us gathered around my computer and watched A Christmas Story. It wasn’t ideal comfortwise, but we had fun. Christmas morning dawned cold, windy, and white. We lazed around much of the day watching movies. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Beth flew out to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas with us. She arrived on Saturday morning at 1:00 a.m. We got back to Monument and to bed around 2:30. Later that morning, we took her on a tour of Colorado … Continue reading

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House Hunting

Nate and Karen showed up on Saturday morning with donuts. The weather showed up too. Friday’s 60° had turned into 4° with snow. Nolan Burt picked us up, and we spent the day looking at houses—13 of them. Several didn’t … Continue reading

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Westering

Nate and Karen helped us tremendously by driving the van to Colorado. They couldn’t leave until noon on Thursday, so Sal and I had a couple hours to kill. We went to Panera in Fox River Grove for breakfast, but … Continue reading

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Final Days

Sunday We got about seven inches of wet snow. People keep telling me the winters in Colorado are hard, but I’m not seeing it.  I went to Jewel to buy City of Cary blue garbage bags, and as I walked … Continue reading

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Josh and Sarah Save the Day

We had some furniture we didn’t want to move. But it was nice furniture we didn’t really want to get rid of either. We were happy when our Arkansas family said they’d take it. Joshua and Sarah came up with … Continue reading

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