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Let’s sit together on a park benchย 


Come sit with me, take a

few moments to chat and

reminisce of bygone days.

The days are passing quickly,

not enough seconds spent 

relaxing, breathing and

feeling the sunshine 

permeate our bones.

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Remember how the

Summer stretched

before you after

you threw your

satchel, backpack

or knapsack into the 

bottom of your closet?

School was out and it felt

like long stretches of nothing

but joy and carefree playtime

lay ahead of you, where 

even nightime held fun.

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You liked to play from sunrise

until dark, taking breaks to eat

and possibly getting books from

the library or the bookmobile.

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I had a place where I remember

curling up and getting absorbed

in books. What some call now, 

“being fully engaged” in 

other worlds, real life

biographies or

imaginary stories in

fantasies or science fiction.

I now take books to read to parks

while my grandchildren chase

each other across playground

equipment shouting, “You’re It!”

I’d be happy to join them, used

to do this often with my own

kids. I now savor relaxing,

resting and knowing 

ways to make an 

impact without

wearing out


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This photo 

was taken at

Mingo Park,

Delaware, OH

by the blog author.

(reocochran or Robin)


Here’s who I would love to sit

on a park bench and chat with:

My friend, Deborah, who ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ–ผ ๐Ÿฆ

created a great photoshop tutorial

for photographers to take pics of

upcoming August solar eclipse.

This blew me away. Thanks!

Here is her link for this tutorial:

How to Create a Composite using Photoshop- Tutorial

Deborah’s posts cover all elements of

nature, life and magnificent scenery:


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Here are some

of my special friends

who I would like to meet

and chat for awhile in the cool

of the morning with coffee, โ˜•

or at the end of a sticky day.๐Ÿฆ

~ Beth on teaching, grandies

and our parallel lives. ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿƒ ๐ŸŽจ


~ Lisa on photography, much 

more in nature and life. ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿฆ


~ Marissa on music, humor, 

family and writing.  ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽต โœ


~ Merril on poetry, nature, musings 

history and deeper subjects. โœ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ“–


~ Natalie on gardens, faith and

original poems and prose. โœ ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿต


~ JoAnna on inspiration, art 

and healing.๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ•Š ๐Ÿ“–


~ Colleen on intersecting views

of life, family and nature. โœ ๐Ÿ“™ ๐Ÿšฒ

There’s many others. 

Let me know when

you are in my area,

or only a few hours

away to meet and

share a bench.

My summer reading arrived


If you have written a book, 

I have an autumn vacation 

so don’t despair. . .

I’ll be ordering more

books to read!

This group is going to be read

and one has had a review,

so it will be re-read 

out loud to my 

sweet Mom.

Lake Erie

is my summer 

destination on the

West side, circling 

Huntington Beach,

Bay Village, Ohio,

then heading out to 

North Ridgeville,

spending time with my artist 

brother, Randy. No Rich and

Susan, since they’ll be in France

and I am their pet sitter and 

“lounger extroadinaire!”

I will wear sunscreen, 

tinted sunglasses 

with high UV 400.

I’ll be ready and eager 

to read a sampling of my

dear blogging friends!

Here are the books in

alphabetical order by title:

* “Doll God,” poetry written 

by Luanne Castle.


“Getting to Mr. Right,”

by Carol Balawyder.


“Orion’s Gift,”

by Anneli Purchase.


“Second Chance Romance,”

by Jill Weatherholt.


“The Right Wrong Man,”

by Pamela S. Wight.


“The Unraveling of Lady Fury,”

by Shehanne Moore.

“The Viking and the Courtesan,”

by Shehanne Moore.


Painted sunset sky


This was taken by me while

standing in my son James’

and wife Trista’s backyard.

Cool, damp grass upon

bare feet. Each sound clear 

of mosquito buzzing, dog 

barking as ball thrown to her

and last songs for the evening

sung by birds and parents (who

still read books and) sing lullabies.

Wishing one of your dreams or

hopes come true this summer.

~ reocochran, 6/16/17.

Lego “Gang”


Lego Club once a month,

Fun times where kids

may meet children from 

other schools, volunteer to

be on other teams and enjoy

creating arrangements for a

specific theme or purpose,

arranged and organized

by the Children’s 

Librarian at our

local Delaware

County Library.

Make sure you check 

out book clubs, subject matter

adult gatherings (e.g. mystery

readers or historians) and great 

musical, dramatic and family 

entertainment found at 

your local library!

Photograph taken

by blog author of her three

growing grandsons on a cool

but not yet frosty evening, 

(Left – Right)

Landen (11) – Skyler (12) – Micah (8)

Pastel cotton candy clouds


The skies were layered in

late Autumn with these puffs,

rippling waves and pinks 

with peaches against 

lovely turquoise sky.

Over electrical wires and 

odds and ends but I still

couldn’t resist sharing!

I left off a few special people

on my post for Christmas or

Holiday gifts to purchase from

fine and creative fellow bloggers.

Here there are more to keep 

in mind as the New Year, 

2017,  approaches. . .



Where you will find beauty, 

shimmery artistic “danglers”

to catch the bright sunshine

and send cheery days in

amidst wintery blustery days.

Pauline also is a painter of

Beautiful and brilliant

mandelas to decorate

and enjoy like their

suncatcher siblings.

The other two are

authors who share

wisdom, grace and

doses of healthy laughter.

Check out Colleen Brown’s books:


Check out Sheila Morris’s books:




Nestled and snug in their “beds”


The grandies are going to spend 

Christmas Eve at Nana’s house!

First time in five years!

They were overnight 

on a warm November

night, but right away,

I thought of my blog

when I saw the 

M & M girls

with their

sweet little heads


Just couldn’t 


part two 

of  “t’was

the Night Before 

Christmas. . .”

Enjoy the end of