Monthly Archives: April 2013

THE ORANGE BOWL IN THE EMPTY NEST

Almost everyone has a set of Pyrex mixing bowls.  At one time, they were the mandatory shower gift.  They nested and came in colors:  red, orange, yellow, green and blue.  I have only one left from my set- the orange … Continue reading

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH…

We all have different coping mechanisms for dealing with stress.  Denise cleans.  Sandy watches movies.  Sometimes though, the tried and true methods don’t work.  Your mind still wanders when you want it to be still. We were sitting at the … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CANNING AND CONCRETE SHIPS

Napoleon is credited with saying: “An Army marches on its stomach.”  In 1795 Napoleon offered a Food Preservation Prize of 12,000 francs to anyone who could improve upon the food preservation methods of the time.  Military campaigns were often limited … Continue reading

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FIFTY TWO POSTS FROM THE EMPTY NEST

52 posts.  All we really knew when we contemplated writing a blog was that we needed to find a new direction for our energies.  We weren’t morose in the empty nest.   Nostalgic and sad sometimes, happy and laughing others. … Continue reading

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