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Due to the cost of phone calls, most of our news to family and friends arrived by letters. Aerogrammes helped ease the fiscal burden as well. My wonderful mother-in-law saved a great many of the letters we wrote, and today’s Throwback Thursday features an aerogram sent to the in laws right after we had moved […]

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There is a persistent myth that when people come to the states on furlough that it is for them to rest from their labor. Nothing could be less true. We were always more busy and rushed when we were in the states than when we were in Portugal. Of course, we arrived in the midst […]

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I had my dad snap this photo of the four of us because, well it is just the done thing in my family, and I wanted this memory preserved. All of us were the oldest child in our families (Mom had some half brothers but she was her mother’s only child). We are sitting on […]

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The Journey We faced a seven month absence from our home and friends. This trip felt like an unending challenge. It was not a solo flight, nor a flight for two; it was a transatlantic voyage with an infant. Wearing cloth diapers. And she would have no seat. For at least seven hours. (This was […]

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George MacDonald, a Scottish preacher and author, had a gentle character who had a mental disability. He went around saying over and over again saying, “I didna ken whaur I come  from.” This week you will see some moments in my life before, during and after Portugal. My dad’s boss had a house on Fenwick Island, […]

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Originally posted on The Curious Introvert:
Hannibal Oliver Wu Price born June 20, 1999 – March 17, 2014. Beloved faithful  friend, valiant warrior. He woke me just before dawn today to tell me he loves me and goodbye. You can read his story here. I am going to take some time off to think of…

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DR actually awarded this to me in December, but with all of the hustle and bustle of that time of year it got lost in the shuffle. Thank you, Dancing Writer, for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Dancing Rider blogs here: http://thedancingrider.wordpress.com/ about two of her passions: horses and ballet. If you haven’t checked out her […]

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Our Portugal Christmases were always fairly simple and small present-wise. We never felt hard done-by though. ”Things” come and go. Bethy’s giggles at that age made us smile. We had enough. We lived off of the economy in Portugal (meaning that with few exceptions and as much as possible we lived as the Portuguese lived). […]

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Being nominated for a blogging award always takes me unexpectedly. It usually takes me awhile to  get my act together. The Field of Flowers Award means a lot to me, especially the kind words that Rachel said about my blog. Thank you so very much. Not only have you honored me with this award, but […]

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