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    Memories of father shape happy childhood

    +2 “What’s to become of us now?” was what my six-year-old sister asked the secretary at the courthouse. Our grandparents were coming to pick us up and they were late. It was after five o’clock and people in the office were going home. Everyone, except for a secretary who stayed late to wait with my […]

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    Finding understanding

    0 Q: My in-laws pick up my kids every Friday from school. When they come home after spending the afternoon with their grandparents they always have new toys. This is frustrating to my husband and I because we’re trying to teach our kids to be grateful and it’s hard when they get new stuff each […]

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    The change in weather stirs memories

    0 Thanks to a groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, we were going to have six more weeks of frigid weather. Phil, the groundhog, lives in an indoor natural habitat connected to the town library all year and is ceremoniously brought out on February 2 to predict the weather. If he sees his shadow, there is six more […]

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    Off to a Good Start

    0 Another year has started. I love January as it is a fresh start. A new beginning. A do-over. A second chance. (we all love second chances, right?). A New Year resolution set, maybe it’s a new goal or a redo on last year’s challenge we made. It’s here though. 2018! Ready set, go! Our […]

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    Reflecting on the Holidays

    0 “Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go; The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow.” This familiar song is the song I always think of when I think of the holiday, Thanksgiving. The poem that the song originated from, shows that the […]

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    Purple Asters Color Memories of Fall

    0 The smell of Fall is in the air! Crisp mornings, the leaves changing into luscious golden and auburn colors, and of course pumpkin everything. This season used to be my mama’s favorite season. She belonged to a garden club until she adopted my sister and I. It was then that she devoted her entire […]

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    Birthday Adventures Stirs Childhood Memories

    0 I usually fix pancakes when my grandchildren visit us. Pancakes with chocolate chips, pancakes with food coloring, pancakes with honey and not syrup, you name it and I am here to please with the various request that come from a 4 year old. This particular day was not just an ordinary day, however. For […]

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    Summer: A Time For Rest From Tardiness And Marmalade

    0 June! One of my favorite months. Actually, every month has a special holiday or seasonal weather that I like, but it is June that I find exceptional. This blissful month follows the end of school year and I always loved the end of a school year. You would think I was a teacher or […]

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    The Best Gift of All

    0 My favorite holiday is Mother’s Day. It ranks far and above Christmas, my birthday, or even July 4th with all its sparklers and fireworks that dazzle the night sky. Maybe it’s my absolute favorite because my 3 children used to always spoil me with breakfast in bed and treated me like a queen for […]

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    That's why the World Calls her Grandma

    0 As a mother, who absolutely had a blast at raising my children, I often thought about the time when I would become a Grandma. Bob and I only dated for a couple weeks before he asked me to marry him. Both of our parents kicked it in high gear and in a month we […]