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My Father’s Daughter

My father died near the end of May in 1994, an anniversary that will soon be here.  Time passes, and I have gotten used to living in a world without him.  But hardly a day goes by when I don’t … Continue reading

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They Certainly Needed That!

There is a story my Momma used to tell me from time to time when I was growing up. I was born a year too late to meet my grandfathers – so my Mom told me a lot of stories … Continue reading

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Inheriting Treasure

Would you explain to me why some people want everything to be new? I have never understood that. Why would you want the things you buy to be just like what your neighbor has? I am sometimes asked why I … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures in Ordinary Time

There are the certainties that come with life that can be painful: death, taxes, changing planes in Atlanta. There are the seasonal bumps in life that come at an inconvenient time: colds and flu, yard cleanup, leaky plumbing, exam time. … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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On the Desire that Friends Should Meet . . .

Ever since I first left home for college, I have had a recurring desire: that friends dear to me from one setting should meet friends dear to me from another. When I made friends in college, I well remember fervently … Continue reading

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Love and an Acre of Land

Once upon a time there was a married couple who preferred, despite everything that demanded their attention or pulled them in different directions, to be together. They were so connected with each other and so happy being together that sometimes … Continue reading

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