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I started drinking coffee when I was about 10 years ago. My sisters and I grew up in Italy {my stepfather was in the Air Force}, where my parents were the pastors of a church that was about 2 hours away from our home. After services, they’d spend time talking, praying, and counseling those in need, while my sisters and I were left to our own devices. While my parents chatted, I’d help myself to the refreshments – cookies, hot chocolate, tea, and, of course, coffee.

Sometimes my parents and the congregants would talk for hours, which meant we were sitting for hours. By the time they’d finish, the only thing left to drink was coffee. And, y’all, I really liked the taste of coffee. Drinking it also reminded me of the times I spent with my grandmother watching the evening soaps. You can read about that here {there’s also a picture of her}.

If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, I’d love to have you join me in the mornings, just click here, and let’s wish each other a great day.


I get ambitious at the beginning of every year and start photography projects that I never finish. This year will be different. I will complete this project because I want one of those pretty little end-of-year photographic wrap-ups that I see on Instagram. So this year I’m going to try real hard to finish this challenge hosted by Sue Bahen with Click Community. If you’d like to join Click Community, you can click my affiliate link.


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