Category Archives: Growin’ Up

Father’s Day–the Big Reveal

In my Father’s Day post, I promised to reveal the card I made for my Dad this year, but not until after he received it.  He read it and loved it, so now I can share. It had a secret snail … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Despite my love of snail mail, my passion for making cards, my extensive supply of postage, and my easy access to a mailbox, I failed to send my father his Father’s Day card on time.  I have no idea what … Continue reading

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Handwriting matters

The New York times had an article recently about the demise of cursive handwriting among the younger generation.  The article focused on the practical implications for students unable to use cursive–like having a hard time reading materials in cursive (a grandmother’s journal, primary sources … Continue reading

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My birthright

Folks have often wondered where I got the “letter writing bug.” All I can say is, “It was in my blood.”

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Spring is almost here

Here in the southern U.S., spring comes early.  My first daffodil of the season showed its face on February 20th!  And my dogwoods look like they’re actually going to bloom this year.  I am thrilled! When spring comes, I feel lighter … Continue reading

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Being thankful

I’m writing a thank you note to my neighbors who fed me a beautiful meal on Friday.  I just sent a thank you note to my aunt and uncle for hosting me last weekend in Maryland.  And I’m still working … Continue reading

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Egyptian pen pals

In high school, waaaaay back in the early 90s, I had Egyptian pen pals.  They were two guys named Sameh and Aiman, both college students.  Sameh was majoring in engineering and wanted to be a police officer.  Aiman was an English major and … Continue reading

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Birth of a crafter

When I was in second grade, my mom had a great idea: we would make homemade valentines for me to give out to everyone in my class. She broke out the construction paper, paper heart doilies, glue sticks, markers and the pinking shears from her sewing kit. I was THRILLED! I thought pinking shears were the coolest scissors I’d ever seen and I loved every minute of making those cards with my mom.
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