29. April 2014

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Our house was not unsentient matter-

it had a heart, and a soul and eyes to see with;… it was of us, and we were in it’s confidence, and lived in its grace, and in the peace of its benediction. – Mark Twain on his home in Hartford Connecticut

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1. December 2013

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Remembering Mom and Dad, Thanksgiving

One of my all time favorite photos of my parents is this. Circa 1970. It’s 6 AM, the pressure is on. The bird will cook all day. I scampered to the kitchen, with my camera and flash cube. And captured this exquisitely raw and candid picture. Thankful.

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6. October 2013

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Going To Visit Sharon

Tomorrow I am flying to Kentucky to visit my adopted sister Sharon. This photo is circa about 1965. Sharon came in from Kentucky over and over to help Grace and I care for Mom. In this time of reflection and grieving, it is so comforting to spend time with someone who knew Mom longer than [...]

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23. July 2013

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Eulogy For My Mom (Friends who missed the memorial for mom have asked that I post my eulogy for her, so here it is…)

                  July 13, 2013 Finding the words to eulogize my mother has not been simple. She has played many roles in my life- and I in hers. When I discussed it with Shelly, she suggested I focus not as much on describing mom, she said everyone already [...]

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4. July 2013

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Jane Segal…With Her Usual Flair!

Mom left us this morning, with fireworks going off in the background. Grace and I were with her. At around midnight she opened her eyes for the first time since Friday. She looked deep into my eyes and smiled really big. It was truly the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. The look in [...]

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27. April 2013

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A Fork In The Road

A Fork In The Road

  Balance… The life long practice. I did pretty good last week. Two Prairie walks with friends. Spent time with Mom every day.         Showed houses with thousand year-old trees. The one below has a piece of a tree house that may have been built by kids my grandparents age. At every fork in the [...]

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19. April 2013

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First Things First: Spending Time With Mom

First Things First: Spending Time With Mom

Recently my mom, who is 82, received a diagnosis with a prognosis of about a year to live. She chose no medical intervention, saying “I don’t want to be a ‘patient’…I want to be ME!” Here she is about a month ago, at the time of the prognosis: She has since decided to really retire [...]

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18. December 2012

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SOLD! Adorable Waterfront 3/2 Home in Earleton on 1.5 acres, $115,000

Earleton is a small town about 20 minutes from Gainesville and less than 10 minutes from Melrose. Launch your kayak from the canal in the back yard and paddle to beautiful Lake Elizabeth. Metal roof, wood burning fire place, purified water. Upgrades galore. Come home to peace. Waterfront 3/2 home on 1.5 acres in Earleton. [...]

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16. November 2012

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Working, Playing

Working, Playing

A few moments ago I received an email from a fellow Realtor in which she remarked about my having “abandoned my blog.” The simple truth is, my life is so full I rarely have time to blog about it! In this photo I am at work, Archer Florida, 1983! In love with farm work, fields [...]

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6. October 2012

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Float In The Pool After Work

In your own private villa. Don’t want a sun tan? Press a button and the awning covers the entire pool! At $260,000, this Waterfront Pool Home is priced $21,000 BELOW the county appraisers’ value. Elegance, privacy, charm, luxury and comfort. Grab this cozy waterfront paradise. 3BR/3BA plus a large craft room. Breathtaking views from every [...]

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