Good Morning my friends…and happy Monday.

Hubby was out of town this weekend, so I spent the better part of the weekend planted in front of the TV working on a knit project and binge watching ‘This Is Us’…I’ve been hearing they hype about the show for a year or so and now…I’m hooked.  I got through Season 1…anxious to jump in to Season 2.

I was also able to coax my teen son to go see a movie with me! No small feat…of course it had to be one that tempted him so we saw ‘The Black Panther‘ this weekend as well.  If you enjoy the Marvel movies, I think you will love this movie.  It combined all the fun and action of Marvel with some beautiful scenes and cinematography.

My parents are in the process of downsizing. The whole process of distilling 60-years of marriage into the few, most important necessities and favorite items is a daunting process. Throughout this process, they are uncovering a treasure trove of family lore and it’s so lovely to be able to see all this history.  Take this 25th Anniversary Card given to my grandparents by my grandmas’ sister and her husband.

The card was given with with 25 dimes tapped in to the card to celebrate their 25 years of marriage.

I love so many things about this.  I love the thought of taping the 25 dimes in it for their 25 years of marriage.  I love that, while my grandpa died within a couple of years of this anniversary, my grandma lived for an additional 18 years and never considered removing the dimes.

In fact, grandma moved in with us after my grandpa died and as my dad was in the Navy, we moved every couple of years. So this card traveled with us from Pittsburgh, to Hawaii, Guam, South Carolina and many points in between. Something about that moves me.

It’s a reminder to me that while I can be rather ruthless about ‘decluttering’, there is something special about future generations uncovering some of our treasure.

A few discoveries from the web:

You don’t need to speak Norwegian to reap the spring joy here.

How have I never heard of this? Talk about an easy dinner!

Well, I thought you could use vinegar to clean just about everything. Good to know what to avoid.

Always looking for ways to up my photography game. 

Have a great week my friends.



  1. Ellen Turner

    March 5, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Just a suggestion, you should place that card in a shadow box & regift to your Mom & Dad after they move….

    • lynn

      March 7, 2018 at 7:00 am

      Hi Ellen, what a great idea!!! I just might do that…think mom would love it.

      Thanks for writing in my friend.

      Many hugs, Lynn

  2. leslie teague

    March 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

    What wonderful memories for you and it brought such a smile to my face, because my grandma used to send all 10 grankids a little flat valentine card with a quarter taped o the back of it!! 🙂

    • lynn

      March 7, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Oh my friends, such wonderful, simpler times…

      Do you remember collecting quarters in those little cardboard books as well?

      Wishing you a fantastic day!

      Hugs, Lynn

  3. Vicki Piers

    March 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Love, love, love This Is Us! Season 2 is over the top emotional. Keep us posted on how you like it.

    • lynn

      March 7, 2018 at 7:04 am

      I’m probably 3 episodes away from catching up. Jack died last night. 😪 Such a fantastic show and so well cast! Great script…love it.

  4. Helen

    March 5, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I would check the dime for dates they should be worth a few dollars??? Worth more as a memory.

    • lynn

      March 7, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Hi Helen,

      They may! But, mom has already tucked them away in her safe deposit box. Not sure what her plans are for the card or the dimes. It’s one of those situations where they might be worth some money, but not sure she could ever take them off.

      Wishing you a lovely day my friend

      Hugs, Lynn

  5. Mary - the boondocks blog

    March 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Lynn I also got hooked on This is Us last season. It is definitely worth watching. And I’m also in the process of trying to get my dad to downsize but most of the time its like talking to a brick wall. He won’t part with anything. Do you have any suggestions on how to get the older folks to part with their stuff?


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