Category Archives: Gratitude

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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A New Word Each Year

Some years ago I read a memoir titled One Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber.  I adopted her idea of choosing One Perfect Word for myself each year, and have since shared this idea with friends. The idea, as I understand … Continue reading

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Summer is supposed to be time for picking raspberries in our yard, making rhubarb pies, and picking asparagus from our garden. This summer, however, we have had a different purpose, and I hesitate to write here for fear of bleeding … Continue reading

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October in Spokane has to be my very favorite time of the year.  Yet my husband keeps reminding me that I say the same thing at the first snowfall, the first tulips poking through the ground in the Spring, and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Cougs

No doubt about it, we’re Cougar fans.  Phil and wife Diane both graduated from WSU and their lovely daughters, Jamie and Tate, are also at WSU.  There’s no way getting around it – I am grateful to WSU, Pullman, and … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves in Millwood

Who wouldn’t love Fall leaves like this? We live a few blocks north of the small town of Millwood, a small town, with a wonderful small  park, quaint shops (really, just a few), and gingerbread houses, and these magnificent trees.  Every September and … Continue reading

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Allison’s Vase

Early in September each year I begin to waver ~ do I enjoy the flowers on the bushes, or do I cut them, probably for one last time, and put them in a vase to enjoy in an entirely different … Continue reading

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