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Nick’s Graduation

Last night eighteen years flashed before my eyes.  My oldest son, Nick, graduated from High School with 1,146 other classmates.  Exactly one year ago my daughter Connie graduated. Where did the time go?  In a few days I’ll be driving Nick down to Florida so he can take yacht training courses in Fort Lauderdale.  He read more…


Moving to Italy: A Fortunate Setback

Our scheduled move to Italy this July has been pushed back a few months.  My trip to the Italian Consulate in Detroit did not go as planned.  Despite all of the required paperwork, forms and money the Consulate rejected my visa application.  Apparently my rental agreement did not meet their standards. My four-and-a-half-hour drive seemed read more…




Happy Anniversary to My Husband

Today Gregg and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary! We chose an outside venue in Gregg’s boyhood hometown of Ormond Beach for our nuptials. Bike Week in neighboring Daytona Beach was in full swing and provided lots of funny memories.  When the Reverend asked everyone to bow their heads and pray, a group of bikers read more…



Carnevale Fornoli

Gregg braved the cold, and a nasty head cold, to enjoy Carnevale Fornoli this weekend. Fornoli is one of the 25 villages in the Bagni di Lucca region of Tuscany.  A rainy Valentine’s Day delayed the event one week, which worked out perfectly for Gregg.  He arrived back home in Italy a few days ago read more…



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