Along the way

We Moved Again!

We Moved Again!

We moved the office again. This has been the fourth office in the last two years. It’s a good thing for sure, but moves, even when they are only five doors down into bigger space, are always a challenge. You think it will take two hours, but it’s usually two weeks. That is especially true when moving five doors down. Why pack? Just wheel the stuff over, right?

Then comes the sorting, the tossing, the “I don’t know what to do with this thing.”

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Dear Ethan

Dear Ethan

Dear Ethan, I need to tell you that Poppup died. I was with Poppup when he died. He was so happy to see you when you came to see him a couple days ago. Poppup is my dad and for a very long time he taught me how to live. Frankly, some of his lessons I still don’t understand, but the most important lessons I remember well. For instance, he taught me how to use a rubber band to shoot little pieces of paper. And when I was your age I remember...

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The Circle of Life Turns

The Circle of Life Turns

Frank Salvatore Ingrassia 10/20/1929 – 07/18/2014 Goodbye, Popupp. We will see you in heaven. Ethan says goodbye as the circle of life turns....

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First Bottle Rocket

First Bottle Rocket

Dear Ethan, There are certain milestones in life–first smile, first words, first steps, first kiss, first job, and first bottle rocket. Let’s wait on the kiss. Trust me, Ethan, all girls have cooties. Everyone knows that. Love Grandpa      ...

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Priceless

Priceless

He doesn’t know anything about Russians in Ukraine. He doesn’t know anything about national debt, healthcare insurance, crime, addictions, or Moby Dick. But he knows what it means to hold a ball in one hand and a bottle in the other while tucked safely into bed by a mother and father who love him. And THAT is...

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Too Good Not to Post

Too Good Not to Post

This is not my picture, but I came across it on Pintrest. It’s just too good not to post.  If I could, I would be on a plane tomorrow and might return in a year or so. Sigh. Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé. (“There is only one happiness in life– love and be loved” — George Sand)...

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Angelina’s High School

Angelina’s High School

I know it sounds painfully trite, but where did the years go all of a sudden? Angelina was only four years old when we moved to Charlotte. And now she is graduating high school. I suppose every parent feels the same way. But just to give you a blast from the past, here are a couple pictures of her to remember. It just went so fast....

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