NELL Nell turned in exasperation to her daughter as she lagged behind her yet again. “Rosie, will you please stay with me?” she asked, “We can get this done a lot faster if you stop pulling things off of the shelves.” “What does vanilla bean do?” Rosie asked her, holding up a bottle of vanilla …

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ERNIE Ernie Stevens had owned the ice cream parlor on Market Street for over 20 years now. He had built the business from the ground up. He had taken what had been the old dry goods store and turned it into a place where families and small children came for an ice cream cone. His …

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This is what fifty-six looks like. It’s actually not much different than what fifty-five looked like yesterday. Although this is fifty-six first thing in the morning. Unadorned. Unmade up. Unconscious. This is what I asked for – to sleep in, and I got it – after a fashion. Yes, I got up at 6:00 to …

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I was inspired by Suzie’s post yesterday about life experiences. You can see her original posting here – http://suzie81speaks.com/2014/06/21/life-experiences/. I have not been to any of the exotic places she mentions in her post. In fact, I haven’t been anywhere much at all (parts of the United States and Canada). I am not much of …

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