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Earth Day, Birthday

April 22, 2014
Earth Day, Birthday

Our daughter Shannon’s birthday is today. Happy birthday, Earth Day girl! What a cool day to have a birthday. Because of everyone’s schedule, we celebrated Shannon’s birthday on Sunday, which turned out to be such a warm, lovely day that we were actually able to have appetizers on the patio. The first patio gathering of…

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The Library Expansion Begins

April 18, 2014
The Library Expansion Begins

For the past few years, a dedicated group of volunteers—full disclosure: I am one of them—has been working on raising money to build an addition for our town’s library. Our goal is to raise 1 million dollars, a lot of money for a little town…

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Snow in April and a Birthday Celebration

April 16, 2014
Snow in April and a Birthday Celebration

This morning, when I looked out the window, this is what I saw in my backyard. Never mind! Yesterday, I went to Portland, where I had lunch with Shannon and Kate to celebrate Shannon’s birthday. We had a long, long lunch and a great chat.…

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A Fun Fundraiser with Sweet Tooth Fudge

April 14, 2014
A Fun Fundraiser with Sweet Tooth Fudge

Yesterday afternoon, 84 boxes of fudge were delivered to the little house in the big woods. Fortunately, most of that fudge is going to other people and will not be…

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What a Difference A Week Can Make

April 10, 2014
What a Difference A Week Can Make

Last week, the little house in the big woods was snowbound, with only the barest hint of bare ground in the backyard. While the front yard still has plenty of…

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An Anniversary Meal—Cornish Hens, Baked Potatoes, Corn, and a Dessert that Must Not Be Named

April 7, 2014
An Anniversary Meal—Cornish Hens, Baked Potatoes, Corn, and a Dessert that Must Not Be Named

In our family, whenever there is a special event, the tradition is to cook a special meal. We all love to celebrate with food—no surprise there—and by cooking at home,…

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