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Under the Pines

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by Under the Pines on December 9, 2009 · 0 comments

When I search my memory bank for what I remember about Christmas in my childhood, one memory always comes first.   I was walking through the Ben Franklin dime store on my way home from school.  It was a cold December day and I remember the way the wooden floor looked with melting bits of snow […]

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under the pines

by Under the Pines on December 8, 2009 · 0 comments

When I was young, my parents would take us to the Morton Arboretum on the weekends in the fall.  We lived in a small one bedroom apartment in Lombard, IL, a suburb of Chicago.  We had a special place we’d go to to have picnics under a big pine tree in the arboretum.   My parents […]

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I love this time of year –  the colour of the  light in the sky at dusk when it’s not raining –  pink and blue,  the mist in the evenings and all the Christmas lights on the houses.   As I walk or drive past  the houses decorated with lights and figures, I think about a […]

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