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A Champagne Birthday for Marcus Aurelius!

Earlier tonight Frank and I joined our daughter, Julie, her hubby, Scott and the kids – Mark, Cameron and Ella for dinner. The occasion? It was Mark’s special birthday dinner. Many years ago, Julie and Scott started a family tradition. … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time: The Story of Us

Today was a special day for me, and I want to tell you the story that made it special. Here goes. Once upon a time in the early 1950s, a little girl with black curly hair went to kindergarten and … Continue reading

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Boys will be boys, and what about the girls?

Like father, like son. This afternoon, I watched my 18-month old grandson, Daniel, play with miniature cars on my kitchen floor. The sounds of running cars that he made was unmistakably familiar.¬† It’s the sound all little kids make¬† — … Continue reading

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Why You Are Special in God’s Eyes and Mine…..a love letter

My granddaughter, Ella June, is preparing to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. She asked her Ta (grandpa) to be her sponsor. Tomorrow Ta and Ella will attend an all-day retreat as part of her preparation. Special people … Continue reading

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Not Opie’s Aunt Bea

It was a busy weekend. Lots going on. Three grandchildren, Mark, Cameron and Ella spent the night on Friday. On Saturday morning, they joined us for my agency’s annual “Scouting for Food and Clothing” drive. We didn’t get home from … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

Something special happened tonight. I got home from babysitting just a few minutes ago. It’s been another long day and I am eager to curl up in bed with a book. As I passed my office on the way to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World!

Tonight’s blog isn’t long. It’s more of a welcome note than a blog. This afternoon, another descendant of Joseph and Yolanda DeSantis entered the world at 4:44 p.m., less than 24 hours after his great-grandfather’s birthday. And, although the surname … Continue reading

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