Author: lyndap

Oh No, Not the Finger

Because those readers of my blog may not be part of my newsletter following, I am sharing this article with both audiences this week.   Have you been to your family doctor’s office lately? Look around the waiting room and see who is seated there. You’ll likely find women, women with children, and the occasional..

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Lost in Translation

“What does that mean, Grandma?” a very confused Andrew asked. We had just been discussing whether he should buy tickets for a concert he wanted to attend, and I made the comment, “Better strike while the iron is hot, Andrew.” Obviously, I was speaking a foreign language. I explained to him, that he should move..

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Wildlife: What next?

He made his appearance in July, last year, and stayed until mid-October—another guest for Chuck to feed, to talk to and enjoy. Yes, a new project for Chuck, a new member of the wildlife species had not only arrived, but had taken up residency under the 8′ x 6′ building Chuck had built for Molly,..

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Going to Hell in a Hand Basket

As two of my grandkids approach their 18th birthdays, I find myself marvelling at the swift passage of time. These young adults are now at the crossroads of making crucial decisions about their futures—selecting universities, mapping out careers, and embarking on the journey of shaping their destinies. Reflecting on my own 18th year, which seems..

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Wrapping up 2023

As Christmas Day draws near, the excitement and flurry of last-minute preparations fill the air. Looking back over the past week, I can’t help but smile at this bustling scene unveiling before my eyes. There are the women, meticulously wrapping gifts, navigating crowded grocery stores, and perfecting the art of Christmas baking, plus completing all..

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Dear Santa:

Dear Santa: The other day I strolled into the post office on my annual mission, to mail out my Christmas cards. You know, that old tradition that’s hanging on by a tinsel-thin thread in the digital era. Upon entering, what to my wondering eyes should I see, but a grand, holiday-themed mailbox, adorned with all..

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Dear Readers, It’s often said that the best-laid plans can go awry. We’ve all had those moments when we meticulously plan something, only to have the universe conspire against us, turning our well-intentioned schemes into uproarious adventures. Do you recall that time I set out to create the perfect camping adventure for my wide-eyed grandchildren..

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