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About beeconcise

A Southern writer living in the Pacific Northwest.

Hope Springs Eternal

Frankly, I have no idea where this phrase comes from ~ Hope Springs Eternal ~ but it sure fits the bill for my husband and me these days. We just sold our house (in 6 days and to the first … Continue reading

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FOOTPRINTS It’s amazing to me how one single letter can change the meaning of a word, or evoke completely different memories from one person to another. By adding the ‘S’ onto Ocean Blue, it becomes Ocean Blues (a color of … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Bucket List – For August 2, 2016 After seeing the movie Bucket List, I made a short list of my own. First, a whale watching excursion from Seattle or Whidbey Island. Then a night in Dayton, WA’s historic hotel and … Continue reading

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My family pictures are in a lovely box, on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in my office.  I might add, in the closet, out of sight, out of mind, yet never long enough to become dusty. Some afternoons if the … Continue reading

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Easter Memories

  One rainy afternoon last week, looking through our family photo box, I found a picture of my three-year old daughter, Allison, hunting Easter eggs in Denver, Colorado, wearing her blue Easter dress and fancy white bonnet. This was one … Continue reading

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Each year since reading One Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber,  I have decided to focus on one perfect word for my life during the coming year. Sometimes I have changed words in the middle of the year, or whenever it … Continue reading

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My Little Brother

When I was 12, my mother told me we were going to have a new baby in our family. I pictured a little sister to love and play dolls with, but never thought it might be a boy. It took … Continue reading

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