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About winebeforefive

"If I had my life to live over... But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute... look at it and really see it ... live it...and never give it back." -- Erma Bombeck “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.” -- from Winnie the Pooh “I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” -- Laura Ingalls Wilder “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” -- Dr. Seuss

Just Walking Each Other Home

Life is Good, and Sweet and Short. Remember the Good Times. Not too long ago, I read what life is all about is that we’re all just here to walk each other home. A person could become very philosophical about … Continue reading

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Just Seven Things I Want to Say Today

Life is Good, and Sweet, and Short. It’s okay to break some of the rules, some of the time.  Like a glass of wine before five;  that’s okay.  The nuns taught me I’d burn in hell for breaking rules, so … Continue reading

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A Great Man

Life is good, and sweet and short.  A great man left this earth recently.  He was not famous, nor perfect, nor rich in material goods, but in the wealth that matters, he was blessed.  He loved his family, his friends, … Continue reading

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Hoosier Kids

Mothers’ Day brings back memories that grow more vivid, more distinct, more special with each passing year… I was a Hoosier Kid. No, not from the lovely state of Indiana, but one of those kids who hung on the side … Continue reading

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What She Did Not Learn in School That Day…

Life is Good.  Sweet, and Short…  And as always, the Ordinary is the Extraordinary… And please: Ignore the Silly Rules — for you will not burn in hell for it… Once, I had a conversation with a young lady about … Continue reading

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MOB Scene

Life is Good.  Sweet, and Short.  And the Ordinary truly is the Extraordinary. Our beautiful, clever, witty and wonderful daughter, Wilma married a truly special, generous, loving & handsome man, Garth, last month. They planned a simple, very meaningful, private … Continue reading

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Dear Halloween…

Life is Good.  Sweet & Short.   And the Ordinary truly is the Extraordinary… Dear Halloween, When I was a little girl, you provided lots of giggles on dark & starry nights as friends, cousins and I carried our brown … Continue reading

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