I brought my heart to San Francisco

“I thought it might be your 1st anniversary because he’s still so nice to you.” On this day 5 years ago, I made the best decision of my life. I’m so thankful my husband was able to travel with me on this trip. He has been able to enjoy himself with some alone time while…

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Welcome

It’s with great excitement at I can announce the newest member of our family: Miss Lucy Rapp.

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Found photos

My family has always loved photos. They were everywhere and we were always taking more. I would thumb through old albums or stacks of pictures staring at much younger versions of my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. This week, someone I don’t know was posting old photos he’d found in a Facebook group to see…

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Remembering

Ten years ago was my brother’s 30th birthday. I woke up at a friend’s house when she frantically yelled into the answering machine. I watched alone in horror when the second plane hit. Back at home in my apartment, my friends and I stared blankly at the TV screen all day and into night. My…

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Naomi Fine Kelly 1915 – 2011

KELLY, NAOMI FINE – went home to be with her Lord on January 3rd at Life Care Center of Rhea County. She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Kelly; parents Grover and Myrtle Cox Fine; granddaughter Kelly Martin Streets; brother, Jewell and Ross Fine and sisters Reba Holland and Willie Arnold; and sons-in-law…

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Stress? What stress?

This has been a challenging week. I realize it’s Monday, but we’ll just say “the previous seven days” and consider that this week. Maybe even longer, but I don’t want to think it’s been longer. When I was letting it all sink in, I realized that the little stress-o-meter thingy people use to measure stress…

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Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man

We had another weekend of snow.  On Friday night/early Saturday morning, my mom called to let us know that they were out of power from the snowstorm.  My mom takes care of my 94 year old grandmother so it was a bit nerve-wracking to think of her without heat.  They had an old kerosene heater,…

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Exciting new additions

Well the Droid has taken hold in our house.  It’s really the coolest thing since sliced bread.  Or I think it is.  My husband won’t let go of it long enough for me to really find out.  I do hear it making funny noises, quoting Family Guy pretty frequently and him giggling uncontrollably, so it…

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And here is the weirdest Christmas gift we’ve ever given:

My wonderful 10 year old niece is bright, creative, and unique.  She also loves mushrooms.  It was these things that made us think she might like having a Mushroom Log.  It was one of those gifts that either is well-loved or it goes over like, well, a log. We laughed at the though of giving…

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My dog wears diapers.

Yep.  He does.  And I’m a raving fan of them. You see, when we adopted Leon, he was already an elderly dog.  We aren’t sure how old he is, but we’ve had him two years now (wow!) and the vet guessed he was 10 or 11 then.  I’ve always leaned more towards 11, so that…

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Hitting too close to home

Last night I got an email from my mother in law.  As I read the first paragraph, I assumed it was just a nice “Happy 4th of July” email and read on with a light heart.  As I read on, I realized it wasn’t as jovial as I’d hoped.   As it turns out, the South…

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For my mother

Lake is very excited to be sending a message to her Granny Bren!  And to help rid the world of chapped lips.     

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Friends on TV

I usually take Saturday mornings to learn a little about what’s going on in popular music, or at least what’s popular on the video front.  I don’t ever watch the WHOLE thing, but as I scan the news channels, I do linger on vh1’s Top 20 Countdown to catch a few videos here and there….

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