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3. The Florida Trips

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My mother’s parents lived in Fort Myers, Florida in a modest trailer park designed for retirees.  They had an Airstream mobile home with a beautiful mahogany interior and they were perhaps the happiest couple I had ever known.  These were … Continue reading

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2. My Mother’s Birthday

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My parents were often told that I was a precocious child, not that they needed to be told.  I didn’t always know why it was important to do something, but somehow I knew that some things had to be done.  … Continue reading

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1. 4th of July

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My sister Barbara was 10 years old and my sister Janis was 8 years old when I was born.  Since my parents were both in their late 30s at the time, clearly I was an accident.  Nevertheless, in some fashion, … Continue reading

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Thoughts That Parents Should Consider

Recently I read the “20 Marriage Tips Everyone Needs To Know,” by Gerald Rogers and the response article “10 Marriage Tips Every Wife Needs To Hear,” by Karen Lodato.  While both of these articles are excellent, I began to wonder … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice? — Guest Post

Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice? By Holly Patrone http://www.hpatrone.com I’ve written two humorous novels, ‘Death Is a Relative Thing’ and ‘Relative Identity’.  They aren’t memoirs but it’s hard not to let bits and pieces of real life roll into … Continue reading

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Small Town Mother’s Daughter — Guest Post

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Small Town Mother’s Daughter By Robyn Lawson by Blog Woman!!! (robynlawson111.com) Once in a while, my mother plays for me an old country song called, “Idol of the Band.”  One of the chorus lines says, “You may just be some small town … Continue reading

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Target Audience

As many of you know, I have been researching the mystical and magical world of marketing.  What I have found so far is there are some things in life that are just ‘beyond the call.’  For me, this is one … Continue reading

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What Is Your Responsibility?

Let’s say you are a supervisor or middle manager at a small company.  Nearly 52% of workers in the US work for small companies.  In many ways, it can be a better place to work.  There are no big company … Continue reading

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Copyrights and other such things

One of my very favorite record albums of all time is Sgt. Peppers.  I bought it in the fall of 1967 and played it until the vinyl groves melted away.  Eventually I had to buy the record again.  When I … Continue reading

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How Did I Ever Survive

Now that I’m retired and generally wandering aimlessly through life, I have a chance to notice things that before had escaped my attention. I started thinking of all the little labels and warnings that seem to permeate our lives.  I … Continue reading

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So You Want To Publish

I’m very new at this.  In 6 months, I’ve gone from never having written anything at all to being a published author.  It just shows what is possible in our modern world.  I’ve gone from complete ignorance of the literary … Continue reading

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Watching the Time

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For Sarah on her 26th birthday. Interesting isn’t it?  How do you watch something that doesn’t exist?  You can’t touch it or feel it, yet it rules your life.  At first, you only had to make the kindergarten bus and … Continue reading

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High Hopes – Guest Post

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High Hopes by Erica Douglas http://www.preachteach.com Once there was a little old ant.  In this case, there were thousands of little old ants. On the way home from one of our late summer evening walks, my three-year-old noticed a large … Continue reading

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The Farm – Guest Post

The Farm By:  Mary Ann Miller http://writersdaybook.wordpress.com There is a large two-story farmhouse that sits across State Route 50 from the little town of Avon, South Dakota.  Over the years it has been substantially remodeled and although it sits on … Continue reading

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She will never, not ever, eat a tomato — and my daughter’s other lines in the sand – Guest Post

She Will Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato — and my daughter’s other lines in the sand By Terri S. Vanech http://pushingonarope.com/ We had BLTs for dinner tonight.  In this heat, who wants to cook? A work-related phone call rendered … Continue reading

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A Letter to Shem — Guest Post

A Letter to Shem By Deborah Agube http://deborahagubeblog.wordpress.com/ If I could turn back the hands of the clock, I’d start my childhood with the day you came into my life looking at your fragile, soft body curled up like a … Continue reading

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Dear Dad – Guest Post

Dear Dad by Sage Doyle http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com When I was a child we got poison ivy together working in the yard we filled jugs with water trickling down the natural spring we dug up worms to go fishing You never treated … Continue reading

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Switzerland has spoken — Guest Post

Switzerland has spoken By Terri S. Vanech http://www.pushingonarope.com We have a running gag in the family.  Basil and I squabble over one point or another, and then look to Catherine for validation and she solemnly declares, “I am Switzerland.” She’s … Continue reading

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