Posts by elyse

Writing a True Love Memoir

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Writing a True Love Memoir

When you are writing a Memoir about a true love shared with your soulmate, it can be the most beautiful experience but it can be heartbreaking at times. Frank and I married at age eighteen.  We were married for nearly twenty-nine years when suddenly he was struck ill and died within six days of that illness at the age of forty-seven. While writing our love story and remembering the fun times we had together, I enter into a time machine going back to that period.   Actually, I see us together as if a spectator.  Actually, the best way I can describe this would be to compare it to the same...

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Yep, Gonna Build an Outhouse

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Yep, Gonna Build an Outhouse

Dagnabbit!  What have we done with simplification?  Replacing the parts of the inside of a toilet tank have gotten way too complicated. When I was around eight years old, back in the dinosaur days, my Grandparents had an Outhouse.  It was really cool (well not in the summer) and actually was a four-holer.  Although, I never understood why four people would want to be in there together.   Inside the Outhouse, there was a Sears and Roebuck catalog. You could look at this outdated catalog or use it for its real purpose there.   There was a true art to taking a page from that catalog...

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Give Me a Sprain

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Give Me a Sprain

Well now, yesterday October 6, 2018, I turned 69 years old.  Funny thing about 69, if you flip it over it is still 69. I do not have a problem turning 69 and as a matter of fact, have not had a problem turning any age as I got to it.  Age is a mindset if you don’t mind it really doesn’t matter, just stay away from lying mirrors.  I cover mine with sheets, walk quickly by them, or don’t wear my glasses as I look in them.  It’s all a no-brainer, just use your imagination. Anyway, back to yesterday, I had an awesome morning of sitting and drinking coffee on my patio then...

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I Want to be Reminded of Lilacs

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I Want to be Reminded of Lilacs

Why would I want to always be reminded of Lilacs? What do they symbolize and do their colors have special meanings? Actually, I did not know a lot about these beautiful flowers and what they symbolize until a friend made a comment on a blog I wrote named My Soulmate Love for Eternity. In this blog, I revealed the beauty of having a soulmate, a deep true love then becoming so close to another person that we had become one strand of tightly woven yarn having one heart and soul.  A love that transcends through all time, all dimensions, and shared for an eternity. A love so connected that even...

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What is that Green Smog?

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What is that Green Smog?

All parents need to read this informative blog. This particular information is not passed on to other parents because of its delicate nature and unusual fear it evokes. It is totally unbelievable and unexpected that it could happen to you.  The only way to prevent this from happening to you as a parent would be to just not have children at all, send them off to boarding school at a young age of twelve for seven years, or adopt them at the age of twenty.   Believe me, when it happens to you, you will think about the options you could have chosen. Okay, here’s the deal.  How you may have...

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