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Shall We Be Polite or Shall We Fight?

If you have siblings, no doubt you have been told by your parents or grandparents to play nice and get along. My grandmother, whom we called Nana, used to say to my older brothers: “Now boys, it is too nice … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Love, Romance, Laughter and Thanksgiving

I am the most fortunate of women: I am extravagantly loved, greeted daily with passionate kisses, have a fairly decorative roof over my head, and, post-election, still have family and friends who speak to me. Not everyone is so fortunate! … Continue reading

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A Decision Born of Grief

Because my father was a lawyer who did a lot of probate work, I grew up knowing the importance of putting plans in place that protected those you loved. I grew up knowing the importance of wills, guardianships, and of … Continue reading

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In time of trial: On Hobbits and Narnians

I started writing this post prior to Christmas when the recent events in Paris and California reminded me that we do not live in tranquil times. Life intervened and I hadn’t the time to finish it. Since then there have … Continue reading

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