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Lucy Engbring

Choosing The Right Time To Visit Phoenix, Where It’s Sunny All Day Long

Recently I turned into a bona fide snowbird and went, along with daughter Susie, to visit son Jim in sunny Phoenix. I learned they now have 59,000 snowbirds who visit Arizona every winter. Snowbirds are people who travel south when the weather turns cold where they live. Most stay the whole winter in the desert,……

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Everyone In The World Has One! We’re Talking Birthdays Here

by Lucy Engbring On a beautiful, crisp autumn Sunday, daughter Susie and I, along with a record number of out-of-towners, were browsing through all the goodies at the Oktoberfest stands in Maeystown. The sunny day was special because it was also Susie’s birthday. Then I got to thinking that there must be hundreds, no, thousands……

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Put Pendleton, Oregon On Your Bucket List

by Lucy Engring After reading daughter Susie’s vivid description of her great visit to the Grand Canyon recently, I was again surprised to hear of the Northwest exploits of son John and his family. I wasn’t aware that a major annual rodeo is held every September in Pendleton, Ore.  They say the Pendleton Round-Up is……

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If The Grand Canyon Beckons, Just Say Yes!

by Susan Engbring When some Native American friends of mine asked if I wanted to accompany them to the Havasupai Tribal Annual Peach Festival at the Grand Canyon, I was booked solid with freelance work and almost said no. But a helicopter ride down to Supai Village at the bottom of the canyon? And a……

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Learning About The Amish Way Of Life In Lancaster County

photo – Great-Grandkids Luke, Hunter and Macie Engbring enjoy a ride this summer in an Amish wagon in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Country. By Lucy Engbring It should be easy for our grandchildren to have something to write about their summer vacations when they return to school this fall. It’s been a very busy summer. All the……

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Why Neil Armstrong’s Magnificent Moonshot Of 50 Years Ago Was So Personal

By Lucy Engbring Even if you weren’t paying attention, you must have noticed all the news stories and TV programs that recently heralded the 50th anniversary of that magnificent day in history when America put a man on the moon.  To this day I can hardly believe that miraculous event actually took place. But it……

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Keeping Up With The Grandkids Requires Lots Of Living And Lots Of Fun

By Lucy Engbring If it’s true what they say about cats having nine lives, then I want what they have. With only one life to lead, when will I ever find time to learn what the grandkids have been up to?  I long to follow their careers, see what paths they’ve chosen to take, what……

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Remembering My Dear Mama On This Mother’s Day

By Lucy Engbring Not a Mother’s Day goes by that I’m not reminded of my own hard-working Mama, and the very short life she lived. When I think back to my childhood, one of the first warm memories that come to mind are of coming home from school, and walking into a kitchen filled with……

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Easter Bunny Needs A Good Rest After A Visit To The Bluff House

By Lucy Engbring Well now, which of the 12 different hues should we choose to color the eggs? It was the day before Easter, and son Charlie and family were visiting from Cary, South Carolina.  I always breath a sigh of relief when I see their RV coming up the driveway, happy to know they’ve……

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It’s All The ‘Ups’ And ‘Downs’ In Life That Make Living So Unpredictable

By Lucy Engbring Without a care in the world, I was still basking in all the unforgettable, refreshing memories made during my month-long visit to California earlier this year.  The change of scenery, the busy capital city of Sacramento, the excellent food, the warm, friendly farms and neighborhoods, the long, lazy days of enjoying life……

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