Tag Archives: nostalgia

Now, It’s Toys

As Muri and I pulled up to the La Mirada Playhouse to see Boeing Boeing on Saturday afternoon, we noticed that the Toys R Us that used to be next door was gone.   Did you know the one near us … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/25/2013

Last Sunday afternoon, we went with our friends, Ron and Kerry, to see the Laguna Playhouse production of Chapter Two by Neil Simon.  Chapter Two was first produced at the Ahmanson Theater in 1977 and is a semi-autobiographical comedy based … Continue reading

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Winter Leaves

Although I can’t specifically remembering her telling me so, I’m sure Autumn was my Mom’s favorite  season.   I also know that Autumn Leaves was one of her favorite songs.  She liked the Roger Williams version known more for its cascading … Continue reading

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Best Friends

. I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.   Jesus, does anyone? – Gordie in Stand By Me . If you’ve been around Bud’s Blog for a while (even since last Friday), … Continue reading

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Ornaments

Last night, I decorated our Christmas tree shortly after we lit the candles for the fourth night of Chanukkah.   When my Muri and I first got married, our first tree together (her first tree ever) was decorated with a few … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/3/2012

One of my fond memories of Christmas as I was growing up in East Haven, Connecticut, was going Christmas caroling the week before Christmas.  Our carolers were a ragtag bunch and odd mix of adults and kids with faces I … Continue reading

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Thanksgivings Past

In my family, Thanksgivings were always celebrated at our house.  My mother would be up late on Erev Thanksgiving baking pies, then up early on Thanksgiving Day to put a twenty-something pound turkey in the oven.  The meal was always … Continue reading

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Water Lilies

My family moved to East Haven, Connecticut, the summer before I started 4th grade.  Within easy walking distance of our house, there were three small lakes, or ponds.  The closest was Pollywog Pond, which was approximately a mile into the … Continue reading

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Kid Stuff

Each of my grankids is a talker.  Reed is the thinker, at seven years old more inclined to talk when he can get my full attention.   Maddux, 5, is our question-man.   He wants to know what’s going on and why.   … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 7/6/2012

When I was a boy living in East Haven, Connecticut, if the weather was good, after Sunday dinner my Mom would say, Let’s go for a ride and as a little kid, I didn’t have a choice.   Gas cost 25 … Continue reading

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