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Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Bernice, A wonderful, talented woman and a legend in her time Jacqueline Ruffino I am honored to write an article about our friend Bernice. She has touched the hearts and lives of everyone who knew her. When I first walked into the Sun Lakes Writer’s Group about 6 years ago I was greeted by Bernice.…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

From the Gates of Hell George Stahl It is Sunday, April 29, 1945, around 9:15 in the morning. To say that life was going on as normal in the village would be an ambiguous statement. Life hadn’t been normal for some time. In the last few years, children’s laughing and the produce mongers chanting has…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Treatments and cures Dorothy Long Growing up in the ‘40s and ‘50s, it was not off to the doctor or urgent care. The medicine cabinet and kitchen cupboard held almost everything needed for treatment. Unless it was life threatening, the family relied on home remedies. These were passed down from one generation to the next.…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

No Country Bumpkin Bob Hirt A few weeks ago we invited an old friend, Jerry, and his wife to join us for several days at a timeshare in Southern California. Despite the several days of cold, overcast and rainy weather in Escondido, we had a good time together, playing games by the fireplace, eating out…

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,…

Writers’ Group

  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,…

Writers’ Group

  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…

Writers’ Group

  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…