Author Archives: Laurie

About Laurie

Mother, Grandmother, Dog Owner, Attorney, Advocate, Red Hat Lady, navigating the pitfalls and pleasures of middle age

Alaska or Bust

Bust! Dad always wanted to take a trip to Alaska.  Mom did not.    They spent annual vacations at the Jersey shore, made a cross-country trip to California, took a cruise with friends, but frankly, if there was not warm weather … Continue reading

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How History is Written

Me: “Oh, what a beautiful mirror! Did you get it at Raymour and Flannigan?” Friend: “No, my Great-Great-Aunt Myrna picked that up at a flea market in Poland. It was crafted by a peasant for an aristocrat in France in … Continue reading

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Moment of Well Being

In this crazy world we live in we often overlook the best moments in search of the big moments. With 3 adult children, 7 grandchildren, a dog with issues and a demanding job, I find that planning and anticipation of … Continue reading

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Grieving

I miss my Mom. It is almost Mother’s Day and 7 months since my mother died on my parent’s 57th wedding anniversary.   My sisters and Dad and I are like balls in a pinball machine- bouincing off each other in … Continue reading

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My Day so Far

I had to go to municipal court today about a summons for an expired license. In my defense, my license was to be renewed around the time my mom passed away and then dad got sick with a mass in … Continue reading

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