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Family Ties

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Monday, and I’m back. I hope all of you are well. I missed you. Our trip was an emotional rollercoaster ride, as they say, but mission accomplished. I apologize for not having access to the website. I missed posting, tweeting and blogging and felt that…

Across The Pond

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Monday, and I hope all of you had a good weekend. Harry and I have been packing to go across the Pond to take care of a family issue. Harry’s sister is very ill, and her family has asked us to come. We don’t like…

Normandy Beach

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Friday and the beginning of another weekend. There’s a crispness in the air that reminds me that Fall is around the corner. Almost time to clean out my closet and bring in my Fall/Winter stuff from the back room. Harry and I had dinner with…

The Mouse

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, This morning Harry and I weeded the garden in the rain. It wasn’t heavy— gentle temperate rain—the wet earth easily gave way. I did the easy stuff like crab grass, and Harry clipped the hedges and low-hanging branches. My mother always told me “to water after…

Labor Day

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I can’t believe it’s Labor Day. The summer went so fast. I always want it to last at least another two months—the daylight becoming twilight until 8:00 pm, the scent of the watered earth, geranium and tomato plants from the garden. Harry and I have breakfast…

Conquering Fear

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s the beginning of Labor Day Weekend and there is a hint of Fall in the air. I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Kids are getting ready to go back to school. We’re having a family cookout, and Harry and I are getting everything…

Morgan

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s mid-week and I’m babysitting my grandson who’s six months old. My daughter is dropping him off for several hours while she’s at work. She’s a social worker and has a hard time taking time off. Her husband who works nights as a bank guard, usually…

Sailing

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, On Saturday, Harry and I went sailing in the harbor with a friend of his who has a Daysailer. What a beautiful day to sail and there was a terrific breeze filling the sail and pushing us along. My father taught me how to sail a…

Team Work

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It looks like we have a beautiful summer weekend ahead, and I hope you’ll be able to rest and relax a bit. Harry and I just came from the vet, and Reilly is doing better. The injections are working, and we’re so grateful. I’m preparing for…

Gone With The Wind

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Tonight we had a family barbeque, and there were twelve for the cook out. Harry cooked hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken and lots of vegetables on the grill for everyone, and it was delicious. I used paper plates and napkins left over from the 4th of…

The Refrigerator

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Harry and I took Reilly back to the vet for his shot and examination. His walking is a bit better, and he’s not lifting his hind leg as much. It’s going to take time and several shots over time, but the vet was pleased with the…

Silly Putty

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, This morning Harry and I went to his hand therapy place to strengthen his hands. They’re painful, and due to arthritis he’s lost a lot of strength. He was working with a blob of green silly putty—pulling, twisting and then snapping it into little balls —two…

Sunflowers

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Harry and I just got back from the farmer’s market down by the pier and put away all the goodies we got for dinner and the week. We love all the fresh vegetables and fruits. Harry picked out his favorite yellow and white corn, and I…

The New Vet

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope all of you had a good week and are looking forward to another summer weekend. Harry and I took Reilly, our ten-year-old dog, to a new vet to get a second opinion. As a nurse, I learned how important it is to get two…

Barnacles

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Welcome to Friday and another summer weekend. I hope all is going well. Harry and I had lunch with a friend of his, Joe, who had been an officer in the navy. We sat at a pub on the Charles River and watched the boats go…

Tommy And The Computer

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s already August, and soon summer will be over. I had a dream that Harry and Reilly had disappeared, and I couldn’t find them anywhere. I was running through the house, through the woods and down by the river. I woke in a panic—sweating and my…

Computer Challenges

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, On Saturday, Harry caught two flounders and a blowfish. He threw them back in the river to swim free, and we went out to dinner with my youngest sister, Kelly, who is also a nurse and not yet retired. She’d just gotten off work on the…

Katie Learns To Knit

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Friday and the start of another summer weekend. I hope you’re all well. Harry wants to go fishing tomorrow, so if it’s not raining, we’ll go down to the river. I don’t enjoy fishing much, but he likes me to keep him company. Harry baits…

The Colic Story

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope you’ve been enjoying the cooler weather before the heat returns. My daughter and grandson came over for a visit, and he still has a touch of colic where he tenses, pulls his little legs up and cries with what seems like stomach pains. We…

Katie’s Childhood

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Over the weekend I had time to delve more deeply into my Katie character as I cleaned my kitchen cabinets. My daughters had come for a visit, and we sat in the living room laughing and sharing stories about their lives. As I watched them, I…

Gardening With Rose

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Please take special care to stay hydrated in this summer heat—water, ginger ale and sports drinks are a good combination to keep your electrolytes balanced. Harry and I had to stop doing the gardening before we passed out. “Come on, Pris, we finished the weeding, and…

Katie’s Mindset

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Harry and I just got back from having lunch down at the pier where there’s always a nice cool breeze. We strolled along the water’s edge where we had our first date, and Harry took my hand. We reminisced about our romance and had a good…

Shadow Of A Doubt

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Over the weekend, I watched the film SHADOW OF A DOUBT again on the old movie channel. My father loved 1940s black and white films and introduced me to them when I was a kid. On Saturday afternoons, he would take me to the movies, and…

More On Katie

  Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s a cool wet Friday, and my garden and I are so happy after yesterday’s heat and humidity. It’s my youngest daughter’s birthday tomorrow, so I’m busy baking a birthday cake from scratch—eggs, flour, sugar, butter and vanilla. I beat seedless raspberry jam with a…

Reilly Update

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s mid-week, and Harry and I just got the results of Reilly’s x-rays from the radiologist who concurred with the vet that Reilly does not have a fracture and his hips and pelvis are fine, but that he has a floating knee cap and advanced arthritis…

Learn About Hope House

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Reilly In Distress

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Monday, and I hope you had a peaceful weekend. Unexpectedly, we were busy taking care of Reilly. On Saturday after his breakfast, he suddenly began to limp. His back right leg was sticking out, he was whimpering and couldn’t put any weight on it. Fortunately,…

More About Claude

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope you’re all well and looking forward to getting some rest and relaxation over the weekend. This morning Harry and I took Reilly to the vet for a booster shot. He didn’t even feel it—not a whimper. The vet gave us a new medication for…

More On The Katie Character

  Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Here we are mid-week and the day after the 4th of July. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful, and we had a wonderful family celebration except for poor Reilly who went crazy with the fireworks. My Grandmother had passed down information to my mother, and she…

Happy Fourth of July!

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community, Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy holiday. Travel safely and love each other. Remember those less fortunate and struggling. Lend a hand, lend an ear and share your love. xo Priscilla and Family