Autumn and the Things That Matter Most

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November has arrived with all the beauty of an autumn season. We usually don’t get the gorgeous leaves until November here in Alabama. Some of you have had them for weeks in your area of the country. And some of you don’t have any at all…beach friends! But this season is always special. Thanksgiving was always a special time for …

Creating Special Memories

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Autumn has arrived! First, let me thank you for all your lovely emails of encouragement regarding my anemia! You all are the loveliest people. What a blessing. I am sitting by the window that overlooks my walled garden. I marvel at the dahlias that are blooming. I planted several varieties and didn’t realize some of them get as large as …

Cherished Tokens

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This is the month of love. By the time you read this, Valentine’s Day will have come and gone. For some it is a wonderful time, and for others, it can be a lonely time. So, as I am writing this, I thought about all the Valentine’s Day school events we had when we were much younger. I always loved …

New Beginnings

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I have been pondering the phrase “new beginnings” as it pertains to this new year. I am trying to find something new, as it appears this year is shaping up to look a lot like 2020. Masks, etc. You know the drill. But it is a new year…with January almost gone. The beginning of a new year excites me. When …

Gratitude

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Expressing gratitude is something that I am becoming more aware of in my daily life. I am so good at thinking that I should express gratitude, but then I get distracted and forget to say something. I have several friends who are wonderful at taking time to express gratitude. These ladies always remember to call or send a text if …

Confetti Birthday Cake

More Beautiful with Age

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Thank you for your wonderful responses to our last Ribbon. I love hearing from you and sharing thoughts. I celebrated another birthday this past weekend, and that always makes me stop and think about how fast time is passing. It’s probably going at the same rate; it just feels faster as wrinkles and various saggings are more pronounced and seem …

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Reconnect Through Writing

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When I started this blog, the name was a challenge. The ribbon in a journal marks where we are today and where we will pick up tomorrow. I wrote three times a week and really didn’t know if that was too much or if you had time to read it. But I wanted it to be a journey we take …

Flower Arrangement from Southern Lady

Showing Each Other We Care

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It has been a while since I have written. Every day I think of something I would like to say, but then something else happens to throw me in another direction. In these crazy days we are in, I think the most important thing that we can do is to show others that they are thought of and that we …

New Year 2018

Treasuring Each and Every Day

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I think I have been sheltered now for 10 weeks. Being high risk with anemia, my family put the whammy on me early in this adventure. The first week I thought, this is really great. Working from home and finishing up the sewing magazine for press would be fun. Challenging maybe, but fun. Our teams are troupers, and they have …