Category Archives: Vita

A trip to the dentist

Chinatown is where my dentist has his office.  It’s a tiny place that I’ve been going to for 19 years.  An oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of that area of town.  I had an appointment there … Continue reading

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Training Wheels

I have a date this coming week. A blind date with a baritone voice. I’m in a bit of a flutter and if it were possible, I would insist on training wheels until I find my balance.  The whole story … Continue reading

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Opportunity

OK, so my last post was a downer.  If you’ve lived longer than 30 years, you now know life is littered with such moments.  Should you have lived that long with nothing but sunshine and lollipops, buckle up.  Crap happens … Continue reading

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A Happy Place

When you have an operation they don’t knock you out, roll you into the operating room, do the deed and roll you back out again. Operations, I’ve had the pleasure 4 times in the past two years. Nope, it’s not … Continue reading

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Beach attire

I’m not sure when my mother and her family stopped wearing bathing suits at the beach or if they ever did.  My only memories of my mother from my childhood have her dressed in long pants; a long sleeved white … Continue reading

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Time

The clock pictured above is in my father’s living room.  As a child, a comforting sound in the night was the tick tock of the clock punctuated with a chime every half hour.  You could count the hours in the … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach

I played hooky from my life today by taking off to the beach.  Atlantic Beach to be exact as  Vita has a cabana there.  She called early this morning with the tantalizing proposition,  “Let’s go swimming in the Ocean.  Sara … Continue reading

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