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Everyday Life

  • Family Reunions, Marriage, Models & Life-Going On
    I just returned from an Evans Family reunion. Sadly Darling Drummer was being Darling Drummer and could not go along. It was instructional to know how much I missed him at this event and how greatly I longed for his daughters and their families to be among the numbers. This was my father’s sister, Roberta’s, […]

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Ritual Activities

  • Creating a Statement of Community Support: Ask for What You Want
    The easiest way to get what you want is to ask for it. I’m sure there are people who will say to me that you don’t absolutely need your community’s support to thrive in marriage. But if you have it you’ll do better. We thrive in community.

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Weddings

  • Wedding Fairs: Cautionary Advice
    Wedding Fairs are wonderful things with lots of exciting ideas for brides and grooms. But, (how did you know that was coming?) You want to go off to wedding fairs prepared to take notes rather than purchase (unless you already know exactly what you’re looking for!) These events are filled with lavish excess and that’s a ball to experience. They are not, however, necessarily filled with things you need for […]

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Celebrating the Seasons

  • Annual Valentine’s Kissing Post
    We don’t do enough of it. And rather than heed the prods to spend money (who has any of that while you’re planning for a wedding?), you can choose to deepen the sizzle.

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Ladies Who Lunch

  • Mom: Doing what we love to do together
    My Mom, Betty Evans, was a painter before macular degeneration and alzheimers’ robbed her of her sight and her ability to translate her visions onto canvas. I miss her painting. Sometimes I find her moving her hand purposefully through the air, imaginary paintbrush in her hand. What, I wonder, is she painting? It would be amazing to know. Most days what we do is eat together. Today, we’ll do that […]

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My Mom

  • Mom: Doing what we love to do together
    My Mom, Betty Evans, was a painter before macular degeneration and alzheimers’ robbed her of her sight and her ability to translate her visions onto canvas. I miss her painting. Sometimes I find her moving her hand purposefully through the air, imaginary paintbrush in her hand. What, I wonder, is she painting? It would be amazing to know. Most days what we do is eat together. Today, we’ll do that […]

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