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Love of Springers

springersThe love of a dog is a beautiful thing

I’ve had many and they are so special in their own way.

One never replaces the other, 

But fills the days with love and endless days of play

To say one is more special than the other

Would be an injustice to the ones that have passed.

Today we rejoice with our special Emma

And the days and time seems to go so fast.

We love this breed being a Springer Spaniel

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As they have such a sweet personality and love to hover

She is a sweetheart and constant companion

Never goes out of sight and is such a lover

To say she is our last would be predicting the future

I will always have a. dog and its name will be “Wover”!!!!


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Lazy Summer Days

adulthoodI enjoyed being a kid.  I was adventurous and loved to explore new things.  One of my favorite things I remember as a kid was the lazy summer days.  In my day we didn’t have all the activities that kids today seem to be involved in.  My summers were my favorite time of the year.  It meant jumping out of bed, pulling on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, grabbing a bowl of fresh raspberries from the garden, and on to my friend’s house. Continue reading

Not Hard To Find

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Home on MacArthur Drive

The first time I left home was the first and the last.  I graduated from high school in 1962, worked as a secretary for the Superintendent of Schools prior to graduation, and upon graduation, then in August of that year, I went to work for the next fifty-six years at the law office.  I got engaged while a senior in high school and waited one year to regroup and got married in the summer of 1963.   Continue reading

Strolling Thru My 30s

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From Crickets to Waves

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Creamed Chicken

creamed chickenMy mom made the most fabulous chicken recipe. Unfortunately, after she passed it seems to have gone with her.  I would ask for this delicacy often and found it to be absolutely delicious. It was what she called creamy chicken.  Not such an original name, but it was incredible tasting.  It was, of course, with chicken cut up not in small pieces, she used condensed milk and the drippings from the chicken.  This is what Legacy writing is all about.  See I might have had this recipe had I had the opportunity to ask her about this and have it in writing.  This is all I really can tell of this recipe. I have searched in her recipe box and it just has not shown up.  Once when I was pregnant with my first child I actually had three helpings of this delicacy.  That was the last time I had the luxury of this dish.  After that, she tried to use substitutes like chicken soup or whatever, but it just wasn’t the same.  I am still searching. Continue reading

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wolfMy spirit animal is the Wolf

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Happy, Healthy and Successful

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If I had three wishes:

My first wish would be that as I always say when I wish on a star, birthday cake candle, or whatever it is that needs a wish is that my family and friends would all be happy, healthy, and successful. Continue reading

Leaving the Party Early

**This is a writing. It is not real.**

It is with great sadness that at the ripe old age of 105 Sandy Rettschlag had to leave the party early.

Sandy couldn’t imagine life without her, and now she will find out how sad it is going to be. She always said she wanted to stick around and see how it all turns out. Continue reading