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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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    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 […]

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