Category Archives: Reunions

Family Recipes: Grandma Marie’s German Potato Soup

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Background: In 1913 fifteen-year-old Marie Kiesler immigrated to the United States from Stalluponen, (East Prussia) Germany (now Nesterov, Russia). She joined her sister Martha in Kansas City, Kansas, where both served as…

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Protected: Turkey Surprise

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Graduation North Texas Style

A week ago Friday, Rachelle performed for family, friends and faculty at her senior voice recital: Saturday, the actual commencement ceremony held in the UNT Colliseum: Saturday evening, her graduation party, hosted by her friend and former landlord, who also … Continue reading

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The I’s Have It

For my twenty-eight posting in my ‘Thirty Days of Thankfulness‘ blog series, I am extremely thankful for the Interstate Highway System championed by the only President hailing from Kansas (albeit as a transplant from Texas): Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Thanks to … Continue reading

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Family Funk

I can’t seem to shake this funk I’m in.  All motivation for any activity has evaporated from me.  I could blame it on the heat, but that would be a lie, since I’ve felt wonky from back in May when … Continue reading

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Mid-December Texas Travelogue

Ten days and over a thousand miles ago (1,313 miles or thereabouts, but who’s counting?),  Terry and I survived a weekend of single digit temperatures and 35 mph north wind gusts without a working furnace. We kept our home a … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Before falling asleep Thanksgiving evening, I remembered to turn off my weekday alarm on my cell phone.  When Terry and I finally woke up, we discovered a house transformed (see photo to the left).  Being gracious guests, we refrained from … Continue reading

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