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Impressions of My Fair Lady

I haven’t watched “My Fair Lady” since high school, but had occasion to watch it again recently (the occasion being to give my grandbaby time for a nap in my arms). It’s interesting to revisit movies that were childhood favorites after a long lapse in time. My impressions of the movie are different now. When I first watched the movie, it was because I admired Audrey Hepburn and I liked musicals. I didn’t give a…

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On Blogging as a Grandma

I officially became a grandmother this week. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Hubby and I are beyond excited and can’t wait to meet the baby. We’re going into a self-imposed quarantine, complete with Covid tests, for a couple of weeks in hopes that we’ll be healthy enough to visit without introducing anything into the household. We’ve already had both of our Covid shots (Pfizer, if you’re wondering). Due to the pandemic,…

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Fully Vaccinated from COVID

Yesterday, Hubby and I got our second COVID shots, after having the first on March 26, 2021. Our clinic was offering patients the Pfizer vaccine and asked if we would like them. Because a new baby is entering our family soon, we jumped at the chance. Symptoms after the first shot included tiredness, a very sore arm, a little bit of body aching, and, for me, tingling in my fingers, especially in my left hand.…

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Captivating Public History – Ask A Mortician

My husband finds the most interesting things to watch. I’ve come to depend on him to bring me fresh television, movies, and videos. Recently, he introduced me to the YouTube channel “Ask A Mortician” by Caitlin Doughty. The channel has over 1.46 million subscribers (I am now one of them) and it is easy to see why. The subject matter (death!) and Caitlin, with her Bettie Page haircut and approachable, humorous, manner, are captivating. She…

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Thoughts on Blogging in 2021

I am creeping up on my 15th blog anniversary, come September 8, 2021. Fourteen-plus years! I can’t believe it’s been that long or that I’d still be in love with this format after all this time. (Here’s where I started.) Periodically over these years I’ve done a bit of naval gazing about the topic of blogging, usually triggered by something I’ve read. Such is the case with this post. I recently read a great blog…

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