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Hazel: 1912-2012 || In memoriam

My great grandmother, Hazel, was visiting a relative’s family home many years ago. The son in the family had recently taken up body building and was excited to show his Aunt Hazel how strong he was getting. “Aunt Hazel, look at my muscles,” he said, rolling up his sleeve. “Look at my muscles!” she responded, […]

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high time for tea || San Francisco vacation

It is no secret that I am not a natural-born tea lover. Unlike my sister. But, when provided the chance to enjoy a proper English-style tea with loved ones while on vacation, how do you say no? And so dine we did. The tea shop – barely larger than an English estate’s parlor – sported […]

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And just like that || San Francisco vacation

SAN FRANCISCO — I blinked, and just like that, my San Francisco trip was over. I have had a lovely time being with my family out here. Talking with them, and laughing with them, and sharing memories with them. I always hate to go. This trip wasn’t quite long enough – as it never is […]