As I drive through North Platte, NE, I always think of Janene. I didn’t know her well, but she intrigued me. She was a strong woman who knew what she wanted and flaunted what she had. She was brash, with style. She had amazing clothes as well as shoes, jewelry, and handbags. She […]
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Rural Women … Rural Stories
Born in 1930, I grew up on a farm neer Marsh, Montana with two younger brothers. I did what most young people did; chores and milked cows. During WWII, when …Read More
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I had the pleasure of visiting with an artist who was living in a rustic cabin on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Her name is Sam. She shared the details of an online art class she was taking. The course required her to use the same subject or object for each assignment, incorporating […]
Dear Abby, who died at the age of 94, once wrote: “If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.” I believe she was referring to guilt; one of the nastiest … [Read More...]
Be glad you’re not an old horse One of my favorite summer activities is having my grandchildren visit. Each has different interests and therefore different requests for activities. Recently, the … [Read More...]
Dr J’s Personal Stories
Today, I had four hours before a 7:00 play. I walked slowly, a first, down 57th and wondered in and out of galleries and accessory stores. On 5th Avenue, I quietly enjoyed the windows, lights, and … [Read More...]
After my last blog, I met a sweet friend, Kiersta, at the Rockefeller tree, a first. She treated me to a liquid refreshment at Bar SixtyFive at the Top of the Rock. So fun, and a-mazing … [Read More...]