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Hello from just over the hilltop where two birds in the evergreen outside our living room picture window made me think of a child’s song of long ago. Did anyone ever tease friends or get teased by singing, “Dick and Sharon sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g”? The other morning was the first time I’d ever…

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The first “hello” from returning geese honked to me the other morning as they headed north. I have seen geese in fields but this was the first ones to say “Hello, we’re coming back.” What a wonderful sound in the early morning hours when the noise of the day’s routine has not yet heightened. I…

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A pleasant face. Have you ever thought about a pleasant face? Dick’s mom could often be found sitting or working with a glow in her eye and a half smile on her face. Dick asked her once about it. She replied that there was enough sadness and gloom in the world without her adding to…

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“Oh, what a beautiful morning. Oh, what a beautiful day….” And it is such a beautiful day “just over the hilltop” in Norwood. The sun is bright, the air is crisp, the phoebes are singing, and Dick’s van is repaired.  He was able to get to work in his own vehicle after picking it up…

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I did it already! I traded a Tuesday for Wednesday and am spending today with myself and you. Dick is working at the bookstore repairing burst water pipes and finishing the installation of the second set of track lighting. The bookstore is bright with light and tomorrow I’ll go over and work on more inventory…

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A blessed New Year to family, friends, neighbors, customers, and guests from “just over the hilltop” in Norwood. Some of you have asked why I call this journal/blog “Just Over the Hilltop.” There are three reasons actually and you can pick the one you like to help remember the name better. One is from a…

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“Where, oh, where did the little old lady go? Oh, where, oh, where, can she be?” Is she sick? Is she vacationing? Or is she just busy with life? Yes, that’s it! Busy with life. Hello from “just over the hilltop” where yours truly has been extremely occupied and haven’t even kept my Tuesday date…

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Hello from “just over the hilltop” where a fan is blowing cool, sweeping air across my neck, these sweaty fingers are pecking away at the keyboard, and the glass of raspberry iced tea is so refreshing. Dick and I left right after our guest this morning to water the plant at the bookstore and get…

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It has happened. I turned the calendar to August and my days began rapidly slipping away but for good reasons. Family visits, bed and breakfast guests, bookstore workshops and sing-along, attending a wedding, picnics and giving swimming lessons. Yes, our life is full and we love it. And in the three weeks since last writing,…

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Hello from “just over the hilltop” on this beautiful rainy day. Yesterday, not so beautiful. We were coming home from the family reunion in Arlington, Vermont and then a visit in Ilion, New York with our daughter Karen and family when the heavens opened up this side of Harrisville and poured down heavy rain. This…

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