Category Archives: fran


Some days my “forgettery” seems to work over time. I lose a name, or get up to look for something, and have to sit back down and start again. Well, I have been doing that for ages. That’s not new. … Continue reading

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showing my colors

Sweater progress… up to the arm pits. Not bad for a week sitting around watching TV and knitting ‘til my thumbs are numb. I also relearned how to crochet an afghan square… thank you – YouTube. I just might go … Continue reading

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Lazy day after one little trip

Lazy day Monday One of the cartoons called it lazy day. Stay at home, relax, rest. Well, I don’t go to work any more but I should have  treated it as a lazy day. I got up with the intention … Continue reading

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stir crazy

Note from Amelia, eldest daughter of Fran, who is the primary author of this blog Usually on Sundays I receive a note in my email-box titled “slice.”  I open it up and there will be a few words such as … Continue reading

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new gasket

I am eighty years old. If I want to behave like a five year old, I could state that I am almost eighty and a half years old. My car is 12 years old. I don’t think a 12 year … Continue reading

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of heart beats and heart throbs

You are never too old to learn something new. I followed message #1 this week. I listened to my body and called ER… Six tall handsome men arrived at my house at 6:30 AM in the morning and assured me … Continue reading

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what I have learned since last Monday…

I have learned a lot in the last week. I have learned to listen to your body when it behaves strangely and don’t procrastinate in calling a doctor even if she is a new one and not the wonderful doctor … Continue reading

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