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Peach Trekking and Putting Up

Peach Trekking and Putting Up
As we continue recording 40 things we’ve done over the years to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary, I just had to add our “Peach Trekking and Putting Up” traditions. My first peach memory during our marriage was prechildren while on a camping trip with my husband’s brother...

Cheese Please

Cheese Please
Our Forty-Year List of things we’ve done or things we’ve never done together over our 40-year marriage is slowly growing. My husband has always wanted to make cheese, so today we made mozzarella cheese—together. My husband and all of our kids are research experts, so when we started buying...

Orange Sherbet and the Flush

Orange Sherbet and the Flush
For our 40th Anniversary List, here goes #3. Last night we experienced another memory from our dating days back in 1969  at Auburn. One of the traditions at Auburn University which is located in the small town of Auburn, Alabama was to go for ice cream at the Sani-Freeze. (We called it the Sani-Flush...

Peachy Pleasures #2 Forty List

Peachy Pleasures #2 Forty List
Hearing the word peach pronounced or seeing it makes me very happy. Having been born in Atlanta, Georgia, maybe my mother put fresh Georgia peaches in my milk as an infant! When I came up with the idea of 40 memories for our 40th Wedding Anniversary, this was the first thought on my list. I actually...

Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years
This blog I am about to write may be one of the most significant ones I’ve ever written. Last night our family played a social game where one of the questions was “things you shouldn’t celebrate.” Well I’m about to tell you about something that definitely needs celebrating....

Valentine Popovers

Valentine Popovers
I was surprised by my very loving, romantic husband (of 40 years) this morning  with a gift of two dozen beautiful red feather roses! I had never seen them before. Roses are my favorite flower; I have to say that these are more beautiful as buds than the real thing, each made of delicate feathers. And...

Sucking a Pomegranate

Sucking a Pomegranate
This title sounds provocative, but it’s not at all. There’s just not a better way to describe this fun family tradition. I wanted to share one of my more recent entertaining things to do during Thanksgiving and Christmas since most Americans have never experienced it. A few years ago one...

Yogurt Lady Reunion

Yogurt Lady Reunion
What a delight to find the original Yogurt Lady, Shirley Mount, who responded to my blog about her special frozen yogurt shop on the University of Texas Drag more than 30 years ago. And then an even more delightful surprise was seeing her again at the Tea Embassy last Saturday after 30 years. She brought...

The Yogurt Lady

The Yogurt Lady
Over 30 years ago around 1975, back when my husband and I lived in Hyde Park (Austin) and spent most of our time on the Drag (the University of Texas) working with college students, one day we discovered the Yogurt Lady. I don’t know her name but she was about our age (27). She opened a tiny shop...