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Gifts of Her Critical Mom Lani Matsu “Stand up straight, you’re bowlegged! Enunciate! You’re not feeling well? Get in the shower then get your chores done! After your homework, you’ll practice your handwriting! No, you’re not wearing makeup, and get your hair out of your face!” So as the little girl grew up she stood…

Writer’s Group Looking to Expand

Deborah Goodacre Our Writer’s Group welcomes new members. Writing is a solo activity. I know that first efforts can seem awkward and frustrating. I have encouraged many people to write their family history, only to discover they had the same struggles and frustrations I had. Finally, it dawned on me that I never told them…

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The Pursuit of Pleasure Lee Murray There are those who would argue the best pleasures in life are ones that involve a little guilt or shame but not enough to stop us from engaging in them. Okay, full disclosure. I love chocolate ice cream. Especially the ones with chunks of dark chocolate mixed in. So…

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Wealth of Will Kris Szlauko Begin each break of a new morning with the desire to invigorate all that is good and peaceful. Count your blessings and act upon their ever-exciting influence on those around you. Hold close in your mind and spirit that which inspires what you can do, and look to all that…

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Communication Is Key Carrie Bonello Most of you know me and maybe met my better half, Monty. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him, I will tell you he is smart, funny, focused and definitely the better half. We are joined at the hip and do almost everything together. We will both tell…

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Freedom Ruby Regina Witcraft There is no one more appreciative of her freedom than this daughter of freedom loving, and immigrant-Italian parents. Their love of the freedom they were presented with upon receiving their citizenship papers was never forgotten and most often memorialized in daily conversation. They rarely mentioned their lives in the old country.…

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Father’s Day George Stahl Like many of you, I no longer have a father. I lost mine over 10 years ago, but I can still remember his face when we said our goodbyes. He was in the hospital and couldn’t talk. When I told him that I loved him, he smiled and blinked his eyes.…

‘A Star for Mrs. Blake,’ by April Smith

Violetta Armour A Star for Mrs. Blake is the fictional account of five mothers who lost their sons in World War I, based on historical events and two actual people in history. In World War I, there were more than 30,000 Americans buried in the U.S. cemeteries in Europe. In 1929 Congress passed legislation to fund…

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A Number of Years Ago Sandy Ilsen A number of years ago when I was forty-two There were many more things I was able to do I could run up the stairs without even a pant Now when I try it, I absolutely can’t. I could eat what I wanted and not gain an inch,…

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Dinner by Five O’clock Kris Szlauko Louise looked at her watch. She only had almost two hours to feed her family, get kids ready and into the car, and drive to the soccer field before five-thirty. Her mind eased a little remembering that her husband would be home soon. He has always been super at…