Tag Archives: family

dock porters with heart.

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my brother, scott

who never stops raising money for research and awareness

in honor of my nephew, hazen, gone way too soon

so that others may stay.

thank you to his mackinac island dock porter brothers from so many years ago.


“say not in grief: “he is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was.”

-hebrew proverb

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decisions.

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grandies j & b make tough decisions. 

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in the end

it was

the magic collapsable cup and the fairies

that won them over.

both are helpful in emergencies

and

you never know when you will need them.

brilliant choices.

“you know, in life there are only three or four

fundamental decisions to make.

the rest is just luck.”

-raymond aubrac

holdouts.

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the last holdouts at the grandies’ slumber party at peaches’ (my) cottage.

cousins, cartoons, baby golf, talking dogs, books,

made-up group stories, pizza, mac ‘n cheese, apple juice, suckers,

stuffed animals, laughing, whispers,

sleeping bags, pillows, pj’s, flashlights,

and not much sleep.

“no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.”

-author unknown

doppelgänger.

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 part of my aussie family

was visiting here in

ann arbor, michigan, usa

from

bunbury, western australia

and 

by chance

 went to a local county beekeepers meeting

with 

some of my family who live here

where he 

came face to face with

his doppleganger.

both with

 yellow shirts

same

glasses 

hair 

beard

eyebrows

smiles

face

age 

mannerisms.

just

crossing paths 

and

finding themselves

in exactly

the same time and place

turned and talked 

and then

went their separate ways once again.

11,208 miles
Distance from Ann Arbor to Bunbury

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dop·pel·gäng·er
ˈdäpəlˌɡaNGər/
noun
an apparition or double of a living person.

credits: p. porter, geomaps.com

special ops.

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such a wild adventure

grandie m’s 9th birthday fun

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special ops teams, nerf guns, fairy bread, burger bar, headbands, sunglasses and laughs

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one powerful team member even offered a great tip

when she warned me:

“never trust a panda with a gun.”

lesson learned. 

‘it’s all fun and games ’till someone loses an eye, then it’s just fun you can’t see.”

-james hetfield

gather here.

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when grandie v and i

have finished building our indoor winter fairy village

 with jewels and feathers and sparkles, a flower vine swing, love tape, and puff ball beds

it is very important to write about it and invite them to move in tonight. 


“when I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting,

chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating.

merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder,

mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you’ll be fairies all.”

 -emily dickinson