Of Genes Left Out and Such by Molly MacDonald via @scottmacnotes
Nov 12

Of Genes Left Out and Such by Molly MacDonald

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With another Halloween behind us, I will confess I never much liked the spooky celebration. Even as a child, I wasn’t crazy about it. Trailing up to the neighbors’ doors, wearing a sheet over my head and holding out a sack for treats just didn’t seem like a fun way to spend a cold (always), […]

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Oct 15

Of Football and Memories by Molly MacDonald

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I’ve written before about my love for football. My sister and I grew up hearing our dad’s tales of playing for Algona High and then Notre Dame. We loved his stories of being on the Knute Rockne-coached team with the famed Four Horseman in the 1920s. Later (obviously!) I married a football player whose love […]

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Oct 02

Of Memories, Lots of Memories by Molly MacDonald

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All five of our children came home for the Labor Day weekend. The gang also included one spouse and one grandchild. They flew in from California or motored down from Minnesota or up from southern Iowa, depending, of course, on their respective away-from-home locales. To me, away from home will always denote where they live […]

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Of Hostas and Such by Molly MacDonald via @scottmacnotes
May 15

Of Hostas and Such by Molly MacDonald

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Once again, I have planted some hostas. Some meaning about a thousand. It’s not that I’m particularly crazy about hostas, it’s just that in our yard we have lots of shade trees. Shade trees and grass are enemies, thus there are lots of bare spots in our yard. Lots. Huge ones. And each spring, the […]

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Of Offspring Reactions and Such by Molly MacDonald via @scottmacnotes
May 03

Of Offspring Reactions and Such by Molly MacDonald

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  Our five offspring, in addition to being the Medicine-and-Food-Expiration-Date Police, are also the Only-Healthful-Ingredients-Allowed-in-Food-and-Drink Police.   Case in point: They roll their collective eyes at my preference for Miracle Whip on my peanut butter sandwiches. “Mom, Miracle Whip isn’t even food – it’s all chemicals!”   Then there are their reactions to my choice […]

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