Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Practical Christmas

While my mom, dad, niece, nephew, and I were riding over the river and through the woods to my brother’s house on Christmas Eve, my mom announced over the din of “Here Comes Santa Claus” spouting from the car radio, “Madelyn and Michael, I should warn you, your big Christmas gift from Grandpa and me this year is going […]

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Merry, Merry!

No matter what holiday you celebrate, I wish you health, wealth, and happiness during this festive season.

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So Thankful!

Thanksgiving 2011 was really special. I loved reuniting with the Hines family, Roger, Joyce, Roddy and Amy, on Thanksgiving Eve where we swapped stories of our favorite shared Thanksgiving memories while imbibing this year’s signature cocktail. Along with Woody and Mary, Aunt Judy, Dawn and Joe, and some of my parents long-time friends, Frank and […]

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Aboard the QT Adventure Train

Each year, before my parents head south in January like migratory birds escaping the bitter cold of the Northeast, my mom scrambles to pack in as much QT (quality time) with my niece and nephew, brother and sister-in-law and me. The first stop on this year’s QT Adventure Train was on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We […]

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Sibling Rivalry

Jed and Stacy became celebrities in our building a few years ago when they came home with the cutest darn Goldendoodle puppy in the world. Her name is Momo, and she has legions of adoring fans ready to fall to their knees the moment she appears to greet and kiss her. Momo might actually be […]

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