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Blog series by nomercadies updated 10-30-2014 01:56 PM 3 parts 5670 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Baking Pies

10-21-2014 04:47 AM by nomercadies | 3 comments »

Once upon a time there was a woman that loved to bake pies. She baked pies for years and years growing up, through her married life for her husband, for her children. She loved baking pies. There were all kinds of complements throughout the years as she got better and better at her craft. When she was just a little girl the “baking bug” bit her and it never let go. One of the things she loved most about baking pies was the feeling of giving love to those she loved. Her pies were mad...

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Part 2: Pine Needles, Storm Windows, and Rosemary

10-27-2014 12:40 PM by nomercadies | 3 comments »

This is a twist on the “Baking Pies” observation I made earlier. The homes along the street where my oldest daughter lives are close together.Her neighbors argue with dirt about who witnessed more during the creation of the universe. As dirt and the neighbors grow even older my daughter worries about the female neighbor stepping out of one of the family trucks and into a window well next to the driveway. The well is quite close to where the neighbor lady stumbles around as she searches t...

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Part 3: You can giggle with me, but don't touch my tools.

10-30-2014 01:56 PM by nomercadies | 7 comments »

When I was a student teacher, the lead teacher came in one day sputtering about how ungrateful one of her neighbors was. She was sure it was going to be a deal breaker as far as neighborhood friendships were concerned. It was going to be the finish to what had been a lovely little tradition that everyone looked forward to at the end of a work day. During the part of the day, when no one notices the sun is starting its decline and before most of the work-a-day people return to the neighbo...

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