Archives: 2009   January

Bringin’ the 70’s to Arizona

When my parents moved to Mesa, Arizona, I could only try to imagine what kind of house they owned and what kind of subdivision it was in.  Was it surrounded by desert?  Did they see any scorpions or rattlesnakes?  Why the heck did they decide to move to Arizona!!! They bought a newly constructed house […]

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Driving in Arizona

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My Dad’s Final Destination – Arizona

I didn’t think I could ever handle the passing of my father.  I was a Daddy’s Girl.  As I mentioned in a previous post, he was a dream father, all my friends loved him.  He was a hard worker and maintained our home lovingly.  We weren’t even allowed to cut the grass because he needed […]

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But It’s a Dry Heat

You have to be careful how you talk to my Mom.  She’s very opinionated and demands respect, but she can also be hurt easily.  But after hearing her broken record, “but it’s a dry heat…” I couldn’t take it any longer.  I replied, “OK, Mom, I get it!  It’s a dry heat.  Enough already!” As […]

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My First Impressions of Arizona

My parents had been living in Mesa, Az. for many years (10-15) before I finally visited them.  When my boyfriend (now my husband) heard I had never been there he insisted on taking me.  My parents were very excited to finally be able to show me their home and their new state of residence. And […]

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I Finally Took My First Flight – At 45

One of my life goals was to travel to distant places like Egypt and France.  Can’t do that in a car.  So at the age of 45 we got a trip to Cancun as a Christmas present.  I couldn’t turn it down.  In fact, prior to going I read some books on Mexico (more on […]

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