Category Archives: Anniversary

For Our 31st, Some Affirmations

Last night I came home to pink-tipped roses and a kiss.  So begins our quiet celebration of our 31st year of being together.  We had promised to go hiking again to celebrate the day. My hubby was a little reticent … Continue reading

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That Evening At Kamakurayama

It was a balmy February evening in 1981 when you came to pick me up from our home.  You said you were taking me to a new restaurant called Kamakurayama you had chanced upon somewhere in your neighborhood.  As we … Continue reading

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Always Have Paris

You may find the following quoted scene a little foreign, dated, or even kitschy.  I will admit, I have used parts of this iconic scene in more than one of my posts.  Novels, plays, operas, and movies are filled with … Continue reading

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Vanna, On Her First Anniversary

Today went like any other regular work day.  It was overcast in the morning over the Bay Area.  It had been raining since yesterday.  They promised some sun by the afternoon.  And indeed, the sun came out but the air … Continue reading

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Good and Beautiful

On Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2012, on the eve of my mother-in-law’s first death anniversary, the family and close friends gathered in the chapel of the Maryknoll Sisters’ Residential Center in Ossining, New York. The Nuns ushered us all in. … Continue reading

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On Anniversaries

This month, we celebrated our anniversary.  I wanted a quiet celebration.  One with a few friends and family.  Nothing too fancy or contrived.  Just an impromptu trip to a brunch place that’s become a recent favorite, Cafe des Amis. Another … Continue reading

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