Tag Archives: life

Winter 1978

Unusual, for us, stormy weather in January and February of 1978. This did cause some difficulty for me getting to work in Allentown due to drifting. Home repairs and improvement included putting a new relay in the furnace. That was easy. A harder task was getting up on the roof chipping ice from the flashings and repair interior water damage to the floor in place. Marge and I went to a local dinner theater a few times and also to a local production of “A Dolls House” Very pleasant. Marge’s sister Pat, fiance Adam, and her children Kathleen and Scott paid us a visit. Ingrid and I went to dinner on her birthday and to the movie “Close Encouners” Continue reading

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March 1977

Another family memoir, this time in March, 1977. Our vacation plans for a trip South. A sick pet and an orthodontist for Ingrid. Join us. Continue reading

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February 1977

Our family life in Eastern Pa in early 1977. Our children, our day to day lives over 40 years ago. Continue reading

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Dec – Jan 1976

Christmas 1976, early snow, auto troubles, auto repair course, Marriage Encounter enrollment Continue reading

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July 2017, Movie Nights

Favorite films, often Swedish. Ove, New in Town, Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, Pizza, Scotch and wine, whats not to Like? Continue reading

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Furniture fun

Back pain and my journey making my home more livable buying new furniture and discarding old Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Obituaries

Life and death, sex and solitude, remembrance, log cabin, childhood memories, small towns, reconnecting Continue reading

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November News – 1975

Allentown November, very proper British clothes, car wreck, our music interests, ending in Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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May Memories – 1975,Holiday, Wallenpaupack, Trailering Home improvements

Wallenpaupack holiday, Nichols family plot, Hancock, NY, Beverley Hills home, upgrading, new chairs, trailering, High school musicale Continue reading

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April Fools – 1975

Travel trailer vacation, Florida, Disney world, Weekie Watchie, St Augustine North Carolina,bad weather, home again Continue reading

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Another New Year – 1974

Here we are again, now in 1974.  I didn’t get around to writing until the end of the month for some unknown reason now, probably the Christmas rush, celebrations, etc.  One of our Christmas day rituals was turning the house … Continue reading

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Notes on November -1973

November ’73, I am now a year older, but still under the figure of 40, another decade in the odometer of life. And so far it has been a good life. For us, this was a month of trips.  The first gasoline crisis … Continue reading

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Remembering September – 1973

September…Fall will soon be on us, the heat and humidity of summer are over, school starts again and our lives follow the pattern of the seasons. The weather was warm at the beginning of the month but then the leaves … Continue reading

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Summer Time – 1973

The Date: August 15, 1973.  The Place: Coopersburg, PA.  August here is usually hot and muggy, this day being no exception.  Not like NY where we could get by with large window fans and we are so thankful this house … Continue reading

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Independence Day – 1973

I had the day off since 4th is a holiday.  Louise’s birthday is the 6th so we all celebrated a day early.  Seven years old already, how did that happen? Of course, we had birthday cake and presents and altogether … Continue reading

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On The Road…In PA

Apologies to Jack Kerouac but I couldn’t resist. Marge and I have discussed buying a travel trailer.  Really, it was my idea but of course it was a joint decision to make.  I have no idea why, it just seemed … Continue reading

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R. F. & M. F. – End of Chapter

“MY GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK” Words and Lyrics Henry Clay Work “My grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor; It was taller by half than the old man himself, Though it weighed not … Continue reading

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Self Reflection

Following is a highly abridged article by Steve Kalas, from the LV Review Journal. – “Couplehood provides the missing pieces and psychic injuries we sustain in our upbringing. Our parents are imperfect and we bring with us into any relationship … Continue reading

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