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Donna Wood
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We have become comfortable with the idea that we're going to die
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem.  I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to being filled with dread at the very...
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem. I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to bei...
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Cat mystery solved
For the past couple of months, my cats seemed to have become "clean freaks" concerning their food.  It all started when I bought a big bag of cat food at Costco.  Both Mama Kitty and Jake seemed to love the stuff, but three or four days later, they were lea...
For the past couple of months, my cats seemed to have become "clean freaks" concerning their food. It all started when I bought a big bag of cat food at Costco. Both Mama Kitty and Jake seemed to love the stuff, but three o...
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Diaries burned to ashes
A Facebook friend and I had an online discussion about our old diaries a couple of months ago; we agreed that we'd be better off getting rid of the diaries.  It wasn't so much that I was ashamed of the contents of the books, it's just that I'm not that pers...
A Facebook friend and I had an online discussion about our old diaries a couple of months ago; we agreed that we'd be better off getting rid of the diaries. It wasn't so much that I was ashamed of the contents of the books, ...
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What is your passion?
A young relative had a discussion with a friend about this passion thing and concluded that she has "no goals, no passions, and nothing she is really 'good' at".   It occurred to me that I, at the age of 72, am in the same boat.  And I don't care!   I've ca...
A young relative had a discussion with a friend about this passion thing and concluded that she has "no goals, no passions, and nothing she is really 'good' at". It occurred to me that I, at the age of 72, am in the same ...
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Life is just a bowl of cherries
Yesterday I turned 72, and a fine day it was, but I'll get back to that in a bit.   I have a weakness for cherries.  Cherry pies made with sour cherries, ice cream with chunks of cherry, Smith Brothers' Wild Cherry cough drops; but I especially love sweet c...
Yesterday I turned 72, and a fine day it was, but I'll get back to that in a bit. I have a weakness for cherries. Cherry pies made with sour cherries, ice cream with chunks of cherry, Smith Brothers' Wild Cherry cough dr...
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morning discoveries
I'm still coughing.  At this point, I try to step outside to cough if Cliff's in the house.  It's a deep, rattling cough that goes on and on, and he can't help commenting:  "Oh yeah, you're getting better.  Right." I point out to him that Cora is still havi...
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We have become comfortable with death
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem.  I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to being filled with dread at the very...
In the past few years, most especially in the last ten years since Cliff had open-heart surgery, he and I have talked openly about our own deaths with no problem. I rather like being comfortable with death, as opposed to bei...
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I wish I hadn't thrown away my old slow cookers
Remember when you could put a roast in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to supper, ready and waiting?  Or when you could cook a pot of beans overnight in the slow cooker and when you got up next morning, they were done?  Try leaving a nice pork ...
Remember when you could put a roast in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to supper, ready and waiting? Or when you could cook a pot of beans overnight in the slow cooker and when you got up next morning, they were...
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Higher Ground
The other day while I was pedaling away on my exercise bike listening to my Pandora folk station on the Amazon Tap, Ola Belle Reed came on singing "Higher Ground".  As I listened to that old song, I got downright happy and, I believe, even pedaled faster.  ...
The other day while I was pedaling away on my exercise bike listening to my Pandora folk station on the Amazon Tap, Ola Belle Reed came on singing "Higher Ground". As I listened to that old song, I got downright happy and, I...
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Hello from Monsoon territory
It continues to rain at least every other day.  Some of us are getting tired of it, and yet, it's better to have too much rain than none.  At least the weeds are easy to pull when they're growing out of mud.  The good news is that the rain has kept the toma...
It continues to rain at least every other day. Some of us are getting tired of it, and yet, it's better to have too much rain than none. At least the weeds are easy to pull when they're growing out of mud. The good news is...
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Remembering a music teacher
I'm quite a fan of Turner Classic Movies, even though most of the time I forget it exists.  But during an idle moment (I have many of those) I'll occasionally be wandering through the vast wasteland that is television and remember to check TMC.   I'm not th...
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I'm back
Yes, I'm back, at least partially.  Not from a vacation, but from some sort of summer cold/scourge/plague given to me by the little girl we babysit.  Don't blame her though.  My grandson picked up what seems to be the same bug where he works; so I could hav...
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Education
  • North Kansas City High School
    I graduated. That's about it.
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"I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes..." Thoreau
Introduction
I'm the one who loves to tell stories in my blog.  Introvert, but I seem to get along with people online for the most part.
Bragging rights
I was fortunate enough to have been born in the middle of the United States of America. What better place to live and die?
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As little as possible. I'm retired.
Skills
I'm pretty good at tending Jersey cows, although I only have a couple of heifers now.
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Female