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Photo of the week: grammas and board games

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Grandparents, Musings, photo of the week

I posted recently about one grandmother; here’s the other – my father’s mother.  We shared a birthday date, and I realized recently that on several occasions a gift was given that the two of us would share.  This, I think, was one of a few board games I remember playing with her.  She and I […]

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The past, grandparents, and moving onto new adventures!

February 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Musings, time

My birthday in either 1961 or 1960.  My family always put one more candle than your age on the cake for “good luck.”   Next to me sits one of my younger brothers, Arthur, born in 1958, being a little kid helping me blow out the candles!  Now that I look at him, it’s probably 1961 […]

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17 and love

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, College students, Education, family, Musings, Teaching & Learning, Work

A grandmother and her seven year old granddaughter were walking down the hall of the East Building. Having just attended the grandmother’s retirement party; two whole hours of being social (not so easy when you are seven – even when chocolate is involved)…the grandmother said, “Thank you for coming to my party.  I know that […]

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53 and a duck

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, College students, Education, family, Grandparents, Musings, My Goals, retirement, Work

Now that the announcements has been made of who has earned the title Professor Emeritus at my college, I have to admit I am disappointed that one of them is not me.  I knew it wouldn’t be; even if simply that it requires 15 years of service, and I only have 14 years in.  I […]

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70 and memories of old..

March 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, Children, family, Grandparents, Musings, retirement, time

I really had to reflect upon the passage of time today.  Retirement is not only about moving on from this phase of my career and professional life, but I came to realize this morning that it has to be as well a reflection on the passage of time. Early this morning, I got up to […]

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