Author Archives: Lily

About Lily

Born in Topeka, Kansas in the middle of the 20th Century, daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister, cousin, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, reader, spiritual, writer, cook, crafter, junker...... twice-married, former non-profit executive in retread mode... currently living a bucket list life in a remodeled schoolhouse.....

The Long Goodbye……

August 18 Alice – Off and on for years we have had many close calls with my grandpa spending so much time with him naturally i had questions and of course i voiced my concerns some of my questions where … Continue reading

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Reality Sucks……

Jami – So I have been walking around on auto-pilot for the last few days. Sort of in a state of non-reality. My dad passed away this past Sunday. I’ve kept this event pushed out of my mind as I … Continue reading

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Painful Days and Nights……

August 15 Alice – So here it is one of the most important people in my life has past he moved on he can no longer cheer me up crack jokes and sarcasm watch whatever game is on or haggle … Continue reading

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Gray Skies……..

August 14 Lily – Mike passed away this am. I will miss him every day, his humor, his spontaneity, his love and affection for me and ours. Sherra – My father  the best father anybody could ask for. Passed away … Continue reading

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Sisters Are.…

“Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life,” Author Unknown “Sister to sister we will always be, a couple of nuts off the family tree,” Author Unknown “A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams,” Author Unknown “Sisters may share … Continue reading

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Living a ritualistic life…….

One Easter Sunday I sat in our Illinois church home. I listened to the story I have heard annually all of my life. The story of how Peter denied he was a follower of Jesus.  I remembered when I first … Continue reading

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Happy Mothering Day…

Mothering… …is fundamental to all beings. …involves nurturing and raising children. …extends far beyond biology and bodies. …is the act and practice of love and the passing on of knowledge. …occurs across multiple times and spaces …is political. …is life. … Continue reading

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Just Tumbling Along…..

Tumbleweeds are a late summer to late winter, western Kansas, eastern Colorado crop. There are tumbleweeds in other parts of the southwest, western Oklahoma and Texas, all over Arizona and New Mexico. However, when I think of tumbleweeds I see … Continue reading

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Medicare Commencement…..

Medicare Commencement….. The highlight of turning 65 was being eligible for Medicare. Going out to breakfast with Sister Leslie was a treat, too….. Signing onto Medicare was easy-peasy. Since I have been collecting Social Security (an oxymoron, if I ever heard … Continue reading

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High Plains Driftin’…..

The plains of western Kansas and high plains of eastern Colorado are beautiful in all seasons. The undulating landscape reaches as far as the eye can see, to where the earth meets the sky. There are fields of corn, milo, … Continue reading

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