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When Turkeys Fly – Thanksgiving Disasters

It’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. And of course, this is the time of year we are most sentimental with memories of holidays past, like when turkeys fly. The past few days, I have to … Continue reading

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When your dog dies

When your dog dies… “I could give you some medication for him. It would alleviate some of the pain, but…” I knew when I hugged him that it would be for the last time. Cradled in my oldest son’s arms, … Continue reading

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Good Memories and a Smile

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” Author Unknown Looking out the kitchen window, I watched my two granddaughters playing basketball with their uncles – my sons. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d watch my boys out that … Continue reading

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Why I cried on Mother’s Day

I feel rather silly admitting this, but this morning when I woke up, I cried on Mother’s Day. It really hit me how life has changed. I cried because I am missing my dad, even more with each passing year. I missed the excitement of … Continue reading

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Because you pray

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV My sister-in-law and I have a code. Since we communicate these days mostly by texting, … Continue reading

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When minutes add up to years

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” – Albert Einstein Doing my “bicycle exercises” is definitely helping the … Continue reading

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Proud Military Mom

I wrote this article a few years ago, and it was originally published in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine on November 10, 2007. Earlier this week, one of our youngest son’s friends left for the U.S. Air Force-BMT. Late … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Won’t Unfriend You

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson Something has been really bothering me for a while, and I have to just unload. There is … Continue reading

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Keeping the Fire Burning – Against All Odds

“Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”-Fawn Weaver This past August, my husband and I celebrated a milestone in our lives – our 30-year wedding anniversary. Three decades! Over 10,000 days being married. … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Polar Vortex

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.”  – Tom Allen Well, one day I can tell my future grandchildren, “We survived the Polar Vortex of 2014!” My two granddaughters will chime in … Continue reading

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