A Trimline Phone. April 24. And Cancer.

I was upstairs in the bedroom on sunny yet cool Sunday morning. My boys were downstairs watching television. We were the only three Higleys in the house. April 24, 2005. It’s a date I’ll never forget. Not a date that rivals other important days in my life – including the days each of my three children were born. No. April…

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The End.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is this card I received years ago. You can tell I love it because of all the pinholes – a roadmap or sorts showing how many times I’ve pinned and repinned it on a bulletin board. Good message.

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Yearbooks.

Today’s scrapbook discovery includes all three of my high school yearbooks. Dust and all. Do schools even publish yearbooks anymore?

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First Apartment

Today’s scrapbook discovery is a photo I found of my first post-college apartment. It was taken in 1982 in Chicago – where I was unemployed but with a view of the lake and was still feeling like I was on top of the world. Photo highlights: milk bottle crates, mattress on floor, bedside alarm clark, the case to the right…

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Bent But Not Broken

Today’s scrapbook discovery is a black and white photograph taken by my late brother, Kevin. Those of you who have known me a long time know that Kevin was a pretty well-known photographer in the U.S. during the eighties and nineties. He died in 2000 of brain cancer. This is a photo Kevin took when he was still a teenager…

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1950.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is from 1950 (long before my time!). I found this in a box of my parent’s keepsakes – so it was taken two years after they were married. It’s their “first” television – and it had a note written by my father that said, “$10 down, $5 a week.” Curious, I Googled to find out what other…

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Siblings.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is in honor of National Siblings Day. We were obviously well-trained to jump into proper formation when the cameras came out.

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Masters.

Today’s scrapbook discovery seems appropriate to share for two reasons – it’s of a 5-year-old Kevin (the best hint as to his age is that the shirt he is wearing is part of his kindergarten uniform – I still remember!) and my father standing on the putting green at my dad’s club in Fremont, Nebraska. With the weekend’s Masters –…

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Spring Sunshine.

Today’s scrapbook discovery is this photo of my mom – heading to my the confirmation of my brother, Kevin in the spring of 1964. Spring in Chicago is slow to arrive this year – so this photo is loaded with promise of good things to come. It’s also loaded with the memory of so many good things that have been.

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Bad Habits

Today’s scrapbook discovery is proof that bad eating habits start early in life. That’s a 14-year-old me enjoying my nightly bowl of ice cream. Delicious memories. But boy – do I wish my parents encouraged me to love fruit!

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