Category Archives: Enough

Ending the Summer with Weird

Here’s another thing you’ll have to explain to me… Hair has become the new art medium. I understood why Tom Hanks used his hair to weave a rope in The Castaway , but why…. Are people using their hair to … Continue reading

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Change Your Mood With the Right Shoes

There is a gumpy little saying cruising the internet. It’s all over facebook, adorned with rainbows or kittens. To be a rebel, I’m attaching my saddle oxfords to it…or I would if I had any. First…the saying. If you are … Continue reading

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Tongue Spam: Eating Everything But the Moo!

While doing research , I ran across an old black and white magazine ad for SPAM.  In the Hormel line-up was Tongue Spam. Unfortunately, I can’t find the ad again in the internet maze, but it brought back a shadowy … Continue reading

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The Gift for Someone Who Doesn’t Need Anything

Many of the readers of Before Morning Breaks are folks who’ve tromped the by-ways and vine-littered trails of life. The souvenirs they’ve picked up along their illustrious and rock-an-a-hard-place journeys are gemstones of stories and wisdom. So when you ask … Continue reading

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Clothing for Hot flashes

It’s Monday. Time to slip on your hot flash jacket, and head back to work. Like a female pine cone squeezing its scales with humidity,  (yes, pine cones have gender) fabric woven with chemistry and British  voodoo will react to … Continue reading

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FREE: A word that doesn’t change.

There’s a story behind the Two Pan’s Needles, Dogs, and Secrets posted last week. It surprised the woofers out of me to discover that sewing needles were a precious commodity in the newly opened Western territories. It was easier to … Continue reading

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Grinding with Water of the Past

The heartbeat of the past goes….Click…tick…click.  The sound echoes around the work room. It’s the steady pulse of a contraption called a damsel which shakes a few grains of wheat into the eye of the mill’s grinding stones. A water … Continue reading

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Trapping the Tooth Fairy

Ha! Years ago, we caught the ol’ gal when she smacked into a window. Shaky from a sugar high, she was lurking. Waiting to snag a loose tooth and be on her way. Instead, Dallas Cowboy Fan and I wrestled … Continue reading

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Childhood Lies Come True

I like to stand outside on moonlit nights and watch the skies. When there isn’t a full moon, and I’m not looking for elves and werewolves, I enjoy guessing the time of night by the position of the constellations.  Because … Continue reading

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Things I Said Goodbye to in September

It takes all summer to squeeze a tomato out of bush here in Oregon.  I’m hoping for an Indian summer, but without it…so long mater crop. Picking blackberries growing in matted, skyscraping mounds along most roads in Oregon is a … Continue reading

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