Author’s Life

Happy 4th of July

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Allegra and I wish you a happy 4th filled with everything summer is supposed to be about. Allegra would like you to join her on a picnic!

Just remember that whatever you choose to do today, this may not be your cat’s favorite holiday. Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day

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Whether your kids are human or furry,
enjoy your special day!

Father’s Day can be bittersweet for those of us whose fathers are no longer with us. My dad passed away 19 years ago, but I still get a little sad each year when Father’s Day comes around.Continue Reading

Memorial Day 2023

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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ― Thomas Campbell

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we honor the memory of the men and women who have died in military service. We also celebrate the arrival of summer, but because of the reason for the holiday, it never feels right to me to say “Happy Memorial Day,” so instead, I’m wishing you a day filled with love and beautiful memories.Continue Reading

Happy Mother’s Day

My mom passed away 29 years ago. Even after all that time, Mother’s Day still is a bit bittersweet. I still feel some sadness when Mother’s Day cards start showing up in stores, friends make plans to spend time with their moms, and restaurants offer Mother’s Day specials.Continue Reading