Category Archives: Family

Milestones and Milestones

Today is May 23rd.  We are at my sister’s home in Kingston,Washington, and are heading back to Salem tomorrow morning, which means our road trip is almost at its end.  We’ve put a lot of miles on our car . … Continue reading

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Arrivederci, Italia

It’s finally time to head home from this wonderful, long Italian interlude.  We are sorry to leave but now that it’s time to go home, we just want to be home.  Instead, we are sitting in the wee hours at … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen in Orvieto

  It’s now Thursday, September 29;  Bob and Connie arrived last Saturday and we have been having such a good time that I haven’t posted a blog since.  Guess I’d better do some catching up. On Sunday, Sept. 25th, the … Continue reading

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Pope Elmer?

Is it just my imagination or does this look an awful lot like Uncle Babe?  

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Fase Dieci (Phase 10)

Dave and Claire just set off to Rome to pick up two friends before heading up to Tuscany for the next phase of their travels.  But speaking of phases: During the week that we were together here in Narni, we … Continue reading

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Jaunts With Claire and Dave

      Switch over went without a hitch (except for the car issue):  Cindy and Paul rode the rails back to Rome on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Claire and Dave drove up from Rome on Sunday, Sept. 11.  Not … Continue reading

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Auntie Billee Remembered

I had the great privilege of traveling several times with my mother and one of her younger sisters, Billee.  Billee was Catholic and she usually lit a candle when we were in cathedrals.  Since auntie Billee passed away, Michael and … Continue reading

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Missing Mom and Dad

The very first post I wrote on this trip was one in which I reflected on the ways I was missing my recently deceased mother . . . the things that I saw on the trip that made me think … Continue reading

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Avignon: 1971

It was a dark and stormy night.  My sister, Cathy, and I had been traveling by train for hours and hours and were exhausted.   We were desperate to find a youth hostel where we could spend the night.  According … Continue reading

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Missing My Mother

My mother died on July 3 of this year. I knew that July 6 would be difficult;  and it was.  We had planned to celebrate that date, my 67th birthday, at the same lovely cake shop where we had celebrated … Continue reading

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