Monthly Archives: July 2022

Mr. Chips

Thank you Mike at A Bit About Britain for your lovely comment.  Did you know my hero teacher is Mr. Chips?  Perhaps he has been tucked away somewhere in my heart, as he has been beloved to me long before … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2022 – Why I am skipping old age and heading into my second childhood by Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
This post was first published on the wonderful Sue Vincent’s blog in 2018 and four years later I can honestly say that I am enjoying my Second Childhood in most repects. A little slower maybe…

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Big Papi

Congratulations to David Ortiz, better known as Big Papi, for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame – one of only three designated hitters, DH, to receive that honor. I was glued to the television when the Red Sox … Continue reading

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One of my summer children.  Love abounds. Jennie

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A Child and His Family Over the Years

Children stick with me long after they have left my preschool class.  Perhaps it’s because I have always stuck with them and supported them. Noah, my former preschooler, was here visiting this past weekend, along with his parents.  He is … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Dinner at the Farm

The Farm The View The ice cream Dinner! Jennie

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A Trilogy in Nature

Things happen in threes, right? First there was the silver lining. Have you ever seen clouds with a silver lining? A hummingbird traveled from flower to flower. I never get to capture this on a video, hummingbirds are far too … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

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Summer at the Eric Carle Museum

My summer venture at the Eric Carle Museum was nothing short of wonderful.  I have much to tell you! The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mobile The museum is celebrating 20 years.  The main exhibit is Celebrating Collage.  Of course!  Eric Carle’s … Continue reading

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Tonight there were feathers in the sky. Jennie

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