Just Around the Corner

A fresh and funny ‘take’ on living in this great state

Over the River & Through the Woods to Frank Pepe Pizzeria

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This actually happened on the Friday after Thanksgiving a few years ago when my husband’s niece and her husband were staying with us for the holiday. When people visit, it is common to entertain them and find places of interest. Of course this will always involve food in my family. So I began to plan […] [Read More]
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Best Cat in the World

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Last week a column was written about the feral cat problem in Stratford. My blog this week then is timely, as I want to tell you about one of the “best cats in the world” and perhaps offer a different viewpoint. In July of 2007, I joined forces with Milford Animal Control to help their […] [Read More]
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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

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This past weekend my husband and I bought our very first artificial Christmas tree. Now there was a time (and not that long ago) when I stated adamantly that I would never buy one of those fake trees. However, that opinion changed last year. Let me explain… Always (or at least as long as we’ve […] [Read More]
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“Early to bed, and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”

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~Old English proverb, anonymously published by Franklin as a letter to suggest Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight. (Wikipedia) Who out there is looking forward to an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning? That’s a dumb question, right? Like asking a kid if they want chocolate for dinner. I only […] [Read More]
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Grandma Used to Say…God Rest Her Soul

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The Day of the Dead (1859) We all know that Halloween is an annual event observed on October 31st.  We can trace its origins in the Roman feast called the Parentalia or dies parentales (ancestral days) also referred to as “Festival of the Dead.” The word itself comes from the 16th century and represents a […] [Read More]
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‘Curb’ our drive-thru enthusiasm

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Reading about Milford’s latest development plan to strictly ‘curb’ drive-thru lanes downtown gives me pause to reflect on quainter and (may I add) more picturesque times along the Milford green. Back in the day—only seven years ago for me –when Harrison’s Hardware was a local business and dunkin donuts was downtown (don’t even get me […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Honkers vs Tooters

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Over the past several years I admit to being lost much of the time driving somewhere in Connecticut. Most of those times have occurred trying to find a destination on Route 1 – the infamous Boston Post Road. It appears that everything is on this road. This might have seemed Okay when I still sported […] [Read More]
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Finding Columbus in Columbus Day

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*wikipedia This federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October each year has generally accepted that Christopher Columbus was the first European to have discovered the New World of the Americas. Columbus was born on October 31, 1451 in Genoa, Italy. But I won’t bore you with a history lesson here. I want to […] [Read More]
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