Author Archives: Kathi

About Kathi

I like to think of myself as a "Grandma with an Edge." I continue to be curious about the world around me, the people who live in it and the things that make me go, "huh?" I'm a retired social worker(yes, that explains part of the curiosity) who loves to spend time with family, travel, quilt, cook and many other things on my list that I have yet to pursue. Life is short! Enough of this, I'm busy!

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Did you ever take a picture with your mind? I did today when I looked up at the beautiful, vivid blue sky with puffy, stair step, white clouds. *click* It took me back to a day 12 years ago. I was … Continue reading

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Mom’s Cherry Pudding

What a treasure to have Mom’s recipe box! It not only holds all her wonderful recipes, but so many wonderful memories. Although this was not my favorite, it was a huge hit at all the family get-togethers. On the back … Continue reading

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Winter fun….the ice skates.

As a kid, and alas as an adult, I always loved watching the ice skaters on TV glide across the ice and do all their fancy spins and jumps. So one Christmas when I was probably 12 or 13, I … Continue reading

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Oh What Fun or How I Followed the Exhaust Fumes

My Dad and uncles(Uncle Bill and Uncle Tom)were always providing lots of opportunities for fun and adventure when I was a kid. It was, perhaps, due to the crazy capers of their younger years, which we learned about much later. My … Continue reading

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No Memories of the Cold…just the Fun.

I was blessed to grow up in DuQuoin, Illinois, a small, midwestern town with so many good people and more extended family members than I can begin to count. When I think back to winters growing up, my mind goes … Continue reading

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Christmas Memory #8

I’m thinking Pooh was right when he said, “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”  I was standing at the stove cooking supper tonight and I suddenly saw my dad standing at the kitchen stove … Continue reading

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Regression

I am beginning to think my Mom is right…..we revert back to our childhood as we age. Today I found myself sitting…..well, I’m not going to say where I was sitting…..and, all of a sudden, I found myself making shadow … Continue reading

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