Tag Archives: 1970’s

Earth, Wind & Much Less Fire

Maurice White, founder of the phenomenal Earth, Wind & Fire, died peacefully in his sleep last night after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 74. They were a unique talent, and hard to define when they arrived on the scene … Continue reading

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Take It Easy

January has been a sad month for rock music fans. Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, died yesterday at the age of 67, due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis, pneumonia and ulcerative colitis. They adorned the 1970’s with legendary … Continue reading

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The best soup recipe I’ve ever had came from a man who was dying. Paul was a brilliant engineer in his early 30’s, with a lovely wife and 2 young sons. An attractive and personable man, he was gray the … Continue reading

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I’ve had several major life events that fell in November; some happy, some sad. The most important one was our wedding in 1973. We did not plan a Fall wedding, we were going about arrangements for the Spring of 1974. … Continue reading

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3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 2.

I picked a quote from the brilliant Jim Henson, in honor of the return of  The Muppet Show next week. That show holds a special place in my heart. There was no joy in the house that particular Christmas in … Continue reading

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Herbs on a Plane

Through so many visits with friends and family of late, there are two common threads…love and basil. Love requires no explanation. We have hosted friends of more than 30 years, visited birth family near and far, and are gathered now … Continue reading

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Growing up poor, luxury did not apply, especially to anything as frivolous as a handbag. I blame this on Judy, or at least I did, until I watched her meltdown. She was my mentor, responsible for my training. We worked … Continue reading

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There were tears in her voice. “But, it’s not white.” My mother joined us for the final bridal gown fitting. I didn’t quite get the significance of her tortured expression. The bridal shop owner did. She quickly stepped in and … Continue reading

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The VW Bus

In our own version of “That 70s Show” , we were caught up in wedding and relocation plans, just a few short months after college. The year was 1973. The clothes were polyester, the colors and patterns were hideous. The … Continue reading

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Georgia O’Keeffe

For more than a decade, a print of O’Keeffe’s “Light Iris” has graced the wall of various rooms in my home. I must admit I selected it at first for the color scheme, as well as my own fascination with … Continue reading

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