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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Happy Thanksgiving from North Texas

Terry and I drove five hundred miles in record time against a stiff south headwind yesterday to visit our offspring and their significant others.  Even though we left over an hour later than I had planned, we arrived in Denton … Continue reading

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First Friday Fringe

This weekend and next are the final rounds of the 2010 Formula One season.  Terry will be watching one of the practices live at home today since Brazil is nearly in our time zone (only two hours ahead of us).  … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Week Makes …

This will be a conglomeration of star gazing journal and family events and I only have fifteen minutes to spit it out! So here goes: First, the star gazing report:  My dad and I traveled to Winfield to visit my … Continue reading

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