Category: 50 Years of Reflections

The Divorce, 2013

The Divorce, 2013

This is a hard memory to write about. I fought with my decision to write about it, but after all, if I’m writing about the most influential memories of my life, how can I ignore a major event such as this?  It was life-changing to […]

I Got A Sister, 1972

I Got A Sister, 1972

I was an only child for the first six years of my life.  From the stories that my parents told me, I was their miracle baby.  After seven years of trying to have a baby, I came along in 1966.  I remember wondering if I […]

The House Fire, 1994

The House Fire, 1994

Most of the time in life, we only talk about the good and happy memories.  The painful ones, we’d rather stick in the back of the closet or the corner of the basement and never speak of them again. This is one that I have not […]

The Proposal, 2013

The Proposal, 2013

The day was September 23rd 2013. I knew a formal proposal day was coming, I just didn’t know when. We knew we were getting married, but we didn’t have the rings yet. Things moved so quickly, there was barely time to breathe, let alone worry […]

I Won a New Car For a Year, 1995

On May 3rd, 1995, my ex-husband and I had gone to test drive a truck at Liberty Chevrolet in Johnstown, OH. What we didn’t know was that the salesman had entered us into a drawing to win a one year lease on a Chrysler Lebaron convertible.  A […]

My First Boston Marathon…An Unexpected Ending, 2013

My First Boston Marathon…An Unexpected Ending, 2013

If there’s one thing that I never expected to witness in my life, it would be an act of terror.  I certainly didn’t expect to witness such an act after I crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  What a tangled, twisted, emotional […]

My Lessons in Marathon Running Manifesto

My Lessons in Marathon Running Manifesto

I composed this race day Manifesto on May 8, 2011 after another one of my sub 4:00 marathon attempts.  Little did I know that the following year, not only would I run under four hours, but that I would shatter it with a 3:42 marathon. […]

Musing of an Amusement Park

Musing of an Amusement Park

Riding the biggest, fastest, scariest rides at large amusement parks has always been one of my favorite things to do!  Jamison and I finally went to one together along with his children.  While many of my amusement park visits in my teen, young adult and […]

My Grandma Mary

My Grandma Mary

I want to talk a little bit about my memories of my favorite grandmother…the one who spent countless weeks with me every summer, the one who never missed a holiday or family event, the one who was always proud to show us off to her […]

The Birth of My First Grandchild

On November 22, 2015, I got to witness the labor and birth of my grandson, Colt.  The kids live in Maryland, a six-hour drive from me.. They had asked me to be present for the labor and delivery and of course, being that this is my area […]


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