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Three Life Lessons

Posted on August 14th, 2018
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Recently my little Kathryne issued a challenge to me via Facebook.  On ten consecutive days I was to post (one per day) the covers of the ten books I loved the most, without comment or review or explanation. Really? First of all, not commenting or reviewing or explaining is a stipulation which does not set […]

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Don’t Wait Until I’m Gone

Posted on August 8th, 2018
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If you’re reading this, then you should already know we have a website . . . since when you clicked on the link, that’s where you landed.  If you use that website on occasion, then you probably know we post obituaries there, and each obituary has a Tribute Wall where nice people—or not nice people—can […]

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Let The Healing Begin

Posted on August 2nd, 2018
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My ice cream freezer died.  My wonderful, White Mountain, can-churn-anything-until-it’s-hard-as-a-brick-bat, came-over-on-the-Mayflower ice cream freezer died.  The motor simply couldn’t turn the dasher anymore.  It just sat there making an awful racket.  So I ordered another one. The arrival of the new freezer happened to coincide with the arrival of our three grandchildren for a three […]

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The Final Salute

Posted on July 26th, 2018
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The director was impressed with the facility, a home for veterans who could no longer care for themselves.  It was the first time he had been there, the first time we had been called upon to assist the family of one of the residents.  When he looked at the call sheet, that slip of paper […]

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Where’s The Stuff?

Posted on July 19th, 2018
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On occasion a few of us will spontaneously gather in the office and find ourselves discussing the latest series of events that didn’t have to be.  One particular discussion centered around how many people don’t know where the important papers are stored.  You know . . . wills and deeds and insurance policies and car […]

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Be Careful Little Tongue . . .

Posted on July 11th, 2018
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A few years ago, I answered a call from someone with the Red Cross.  They were checking to see if we were serving a particular family; a relative of the deceased was serving overseas and they were working with the military to bring him home for the service.  But first they had to verify that […]

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Tangible Memories

Posted on July 4th, 2018
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The arrangement conference had gone as well as could be expected, given the circumstances surrounding his life and death.  His family had fully anticipated this turn of events, so much so that his mother had even asked one of the directors what she should do if it happened since he was residing several states away. […]

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Choose Your Weapon

Posted on June 28th, 2018
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Lately I seem to have been afflicted with horseflies.  You know, those monsters that you can hear bouncing all around you . . . running into walls . . . buzzing overhead.  Then all of a sudden . . . BAM!! They take a chunk out of you and you scream.  When I was younger […]

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A World of Grief

Posted on June 21st, 2018
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Of late we as a people seem to have been pummeled with bad news and terrible situations.  I say “of late” because I don’t remember life ever being this  . . . distressing . . . disturbing . . .?  Are those the words for which I’m searching?  I’m sure there are plenty of others, […]

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Daddy’s Day

Posted on June 13th, 2018
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In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, allow me to mention that Sunday is Father’s Day—that day set aside to honor fathers for all their contributions to the world in general and family life in particular.  So far I’ve received emails encouraging me to shop the specials and surprise my […]

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