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New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Salt Anyone Bob Hirt We all use table salt, sometimes probably too much of it! It is virtually everywhere and it is plentiful throughout the world. In central New York State, the Retsof Salt Mine, in the Finger Lakes region provided salt for most of the northeastern states. As early as August 30, 1884,…

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  Relaxing Sue Donovan At the end of yoga class, the leader always invites you to “go to your happy place” to envision a place and time where you can let all your tensions, worries and obligations take flight – and just RELAX. Because I am very, very good at relaxing – my husband says…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Germany, Reunion: Surprise and Warmth Bob Hirt In the early 1960s my parents went to Germany, their homeland, to visit their many remaining relatives for the first time since emigrating to America. My father, only three years old when they left Germany, lost his mother a year earlier during childbirth of a little brother,…

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  Yes, No, or Wait Yvonne White Recently I read an article in the magazine Real Simple that discussed why we should consider the answer to a question “YES I will, NO I won’t or I would like to WAIT to answer the question.” One must analyze what is important. A person doesn’t want embarrassment or…

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  Sun Lakes Writers Group Sun Lakes Writers Group is more than just a group of writers getting together weekly. It is a group of fine women and men who have experienced many extraordinary times in their lives and share their stories with others. We meet once a week – on every Tuesday at 1…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Character Building Bob Hirt On a trip to Colorado Springs to visit grandkids and friends we ran into an old friend, Johnny Schmitt, from back East. John is 84 years old now and in good health. In fact, of his 12 siblings, mostly boys, and all but one still living, 10 still reside in…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

  Dreams Gail Thatcher Dreams shouldn’t take a backseat or life itself may do likewise. A dream should be followed, not ignored. It can be a path to reaching your full potential or it can leave you in your bed of mediocrity if disregarded. Following a dream can improve your life and give you opportunities…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Interest piqued? Sun Lakes New Horizons Writers Group is accepting new members who have a desire to write and share fiction, poetry or non-fiction with other committed writers and will commit to once or twice monthly meetings. We have a reserved space in the quiet environment of the Oakwood Library. Our meetings are on…

Writers’ Group

  Sun Lakes Writer’s Group Sun Lakes Writers Group is more than just a group of writers getting together weekly. It is a group of fine women and men who have experienced many extraordinary times in their lives and shares their stories with others. We meet once a week, every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. to…

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  Drydock Roy Parfitt Within a month of reporting aboard the USS Wrangell, an ammunition ship out of Norfolk, Virginia, we steamed north to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to go into dry-dock for retrofitting and repairs. I remember just before my very first underway watch, standing on the deck at 4:00 a.m., looking at the…