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Secrets Beneath A Chair

I bet you don’t ever look to see what’s on the bottom side of your furniture. I don’t. Not till today. That photo above is the bottom side of a most special piece of furniture, the rocking chair the belonged to my deceased brother. It has it’s own story (read only if you want tears). […]

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Rose. Rise. Rose.

One would be hard pressed not to appreciate the beauty of roses. Juliet made the case that Romeos last name did not matter. A close up photograph helps a young creative man decide between a career in music or photography. Portland crowns itself as the City of Roses but they are not alone. While I […]

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Sunset at 104 for Grandma Pat

The first message I saw today was from my ex-wife with the sad news that her grandmother passed away at age 104. To call “Grandma Pat” feisty was an understatement; I would not have been surprised if she lived to 204. It got me thinking and looking through my old web sites, because I remembered […]

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I of Abraham

There goes that calendar reminder. Today is the day in 1956 that my grandfather, Abraham passed away, seven years before I was even born. I know he died young; his wife lived until 2003; outliving her husband by 47 years is staggering. I am not sure when he was born, somewhere I have in a […]

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Would Have Been 66

They sure made the anniversary math easy by getting married in 1950. Today. 66 years ago. All I got was a calendar pop-up reminder. And a happy quick mind memory trip, with some rummaging through what feels like too small a set of digital photos. It can be hard to really imagine your parents as […]