Category: Friendship

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Unexpected Blessings

Today I was helping a friend pack up multiple boxes of household goods to give to various local charities. She’d had a garage sale a couple of weeks ago, and we were clearing out what remained. This was in her previous home, which she plans to put on the market as soon as it’s clear of clutter and the carpet is replaced. Until the … Read More Unexpected Blessings

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The Narrow Path of Middle Ground

Recently I was tempted to very loudly tell a salesperson to shut up and leave me alone. I’ve worked retail long enough to know management puts a lot of pressure on sales associates to push the company credit card. They provide all sorts of helpful tools to overcome objections, and expect their workers to talk a certain percentage of customers into applying right then … Read More The Narrow Path of Middle Ground

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A Year Later

Hard to believe it’s been a year. Last year on this day, at about this time, I got a text from my friend Laurie letting me know her brother, Monte, had died. We’d been expecting this news; he’d been battling cancer for several years. His treatment had been compromised in the beginning because he developed an infection after surgery, and eventually, it was evident … Read More A Year Later

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Make ’em Laugh

I have an offbeat sense of humor, and sometimes things I think are funny fall flat. I guess that’s true of many, if not most, people at one time or the other, but it doesn’t feel terribly universal when you’re sitting with a group of your peers and realize either you weren’t as hysterical as you thought, you were totally off with your reference, … Read More Make ’em Laugh

Please Forgive Me

Yes, I told her what had happened. Actually, I sent her a copy of the newspaper article, along with a card. I knew she’d never see the story herself, and I doubted anyone else would tell her about it. So I told her. I’m sorry if I hurt you, that wasn’t my intention. In fact, if anything, it was just the opposite. Of course … Read More Please Forgive Me

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Everything in its Time…

…but I hope that time is soon. I’ve written about one of my best friends here in the past before. Laurie has been through a series of heartbreaks in the last few years, but it looks like things are turning around. Fingers crossed, knock wood, please God. Please. Her husband has been through two major health setbacks, and I do mean major. He had … Read More Everything in its Time…

Another Year Older (and deeper in debt)

Well, tomorrow is my birthday…the years keep rolling by…I plan to celebrate! But it brings to mind this much-loved song from my childhood (well, a little before, but I heard it a lot as a kid): You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my … Read More Another Year Older (and deeper in debt)

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