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Entries from November 2003

generation Gap

November 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

While shopping yesterday in Seattle, I felt something unfamiliar. As we went into the Apple store at University Village, and then to the Gap store there, I realized I was experiencing culture shock. At the Apple store many employees, T-shirted twentysomethings, greeted me as I wandered, asking if they could help me find anything. At [...]

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The joy of a job

November 30th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Elisabeth’s been cranky a lot this past week. Perhaps she’s cutting a tooth. Or maybe its her runny nose from her cold that’s making her miserable. Whatever it is, she seems to be frequently fussy. She wants me to hold her, and if I have to put her down to do something else, she lets [...]

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Haw Flake Fun

November 30th, 2003 · 1 Comment

On a trip to L.A. last year, Ted received gifts from relatives of haw flakes and other Chinese goodies. We’re still savoring the sweets…and wondering what haw flakes are?! The package states the ingredients are “haw, sugar, water” and red food coloring. The flakes are like a cross between a Necco wafer and a communion [...]

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Wacked out weekend

November 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

It’s been a crazy weekend – an unusual week for that matter, with the holiday and extra adventures. Yesterday we were gone from 9 am to 11:30 pm, shopping and visiting friends on the Seattle side. Today we helped Ted get out the door. I had loads of laundry to do and I finally got [...]

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Wish you were here

November 29th, 2003 · 5 Comments

Today would have been my brother Jim’s birthday. This is the fourth year without him. He was my next-youngest sibling, the one closest to me in age, and I have many memories of our years together growing up. I was old enough to remember a little of how we waited in the hospital during his [...]

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