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Marie Dallas

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Monthly Archive for June, 2009

A new look

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My Mom had a habit which all of her daughters have inherited—rearranging the furniture. My father used to joke that he’d better never come home drunk (he never did) because he’d be sure to crack his shin on a chair or table that hadn’t been there when he left. How does this relate to saving? […] [Read More]
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Walking the shoreline

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to accompany Frank Juliano on his “Breaking the Sound Barrier” walk from Milford Harbor to the Connecticut Coastal Audubon Center. I’d promised to join Frank, rain or shine, but I was pleased that Mother Nature, despite the forecasters’ predictions, provided a dry day, with just enough sunshine and breezes to […] [Read More]
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Farmers’ Markets!

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Yoo Hoo! The Farm Markets are beginning this week. (Although I can’t imagine what local produce, besides lettuces and spinach, could be ripe this soon, and with this much rain.) The opportunity to buy local foods—real foods that have not passed through the industrial food chain—brings a smile to my heart. Have you read either […] [Read More]

Strange Costs

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First thing—the wedding was a beautiful, wonderful event. I owe big thanks to all for your good wished. My daughter was a dazzling bride, her groom a stalwart fellow, and Mom didn’t cry too much. But some interesting notes on costs. My daughter, as I mentioned, bought her dress on the clearance sale at a […] [Read More]
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No more hankies?

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Whatever happened to ladies’ hankies? They used to be ubiquitous. When did they disappear? In preparation for the big wedding, and given that I tend to be quite emotional (I cry at Milford’s yearly fire engine parade), I wanted to get some nice, lacy, feminine hankies—so much nicer than a roll of toilet paper, or […] [Read More]
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W minus 4 and counting

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Wedding bubbles ($15 for 100 at Wal-Mart)-check. Programs printed-check. Outfit for rehearsal dinner (tag sale special)-check. Shoes ($19.95 at Marshals) broken in-check. My wedding rings polished—still to do. Surprise for honeymoon condo—still to do. Weather forecast for Saturday-partly cloudy and in the 70’s. Great! Wine and champagne for mimosas at beauty parlor—still to do. Find […] [Read More]
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A wedding!

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Saturday is my daughter’s wedding! My baby. And as you well know, a wedding is not about saving. Although we have managed to pull it of for lots less than the average. Cynthia got her dress at David’s Bridal yearly sale. And me? At Goodwill, of course1 The wedding will be at Mill on the […] [Read More]
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