Sunday Fun Day With Lyra

Our 6YO granddaughter Lyra has been here since Friday and is going home tomorrow. She is SO much fun! We did a lot of stuff yesterday, were out and about, but today I couldn’t do much of anything (high pain/low mobility) so we hung out here and did stuff. We played our ukuleles – she …
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Cops & Donuts

Our precocious wonderfully sweet and stylish 6YO granddaughter, Lyra, is spending a few days with us this weekend. Today we did some running around and then one of our stops was at the famous Cops & Donuts in Clare, MI as we passed through. She really enjoyed her chocolate frosted cruller and hot chocolate. And, …
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Autumn Colors – Oct. 21, 2020

These are some photos I took around the yard. It was a lovely sunny day, probably got up to about 60°F, and we still had some good colors despite the windy rain we’d had. I just love the colors against a bright blue sky! (I set this slideshow to move automatically so you don’t have …
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The Other Night – Another Maisie Tale

I do believe I still need to post about Maisie’s (known) early days, then when she came to live with me, how I worked with her, etc. – above and beyond what I shared previously but for now I just have another tale to tell :). A couple of evenings ago I had a dilemma, …
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A Lesson From A Child

Our daughter has a 6YO daughter who is a beautiful little diva. She has been raised to be confident and secure in who she is, no matter what. Having been born with a condition called neurocutaneous melanosis Lyra has had to see many various specialists in several fields on a regular basis at the best …
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October 16 – A Very Different Day

October 16 is an eventful day. It is the anniversary of the day my parents got married (1954), and the day my nephew became the father of twins. And, in 2008, the day I had my stroke. I always mark that particular anniversary with grief for what I lost that day. Without going into a …
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Fall Colors in NW Lower Michigan Oct. 14, 2020

Pete had an appointment a little over an hour away, and, even though once again it was a cloudy and dreary day, the colors were spectacular! I believe God was giving us glimpses of His glory… I was snapping photos without looking, since I was driving, so of course most of them ended up on …
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St. Ignace & Mackinac City Trip

On Monday (10/13) a couple of friends and I drove up across the bridge to see what we could see in St. Ignace. Stopped at our favorite gift shop and bought a few trinkets, got some photos from the west side of “the bridge”, then went to Mackinac City for lunch and shopping. It was …
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Back Up North

When we bought our first motorhome and moved out of our house we kept our bedroom and garage for our use on occasion, and storage, respectively. There have been times we’ve come back to the house and parked in the driveway for various reasons, but now that we’ve leased the lot about an hour away …
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