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Family on the Day of Mother’s Memorial Service   I believe most of these pictures were taken by Kate. This was the day of my Mother’s memorial service, January 6, 2013. The pictures have sat in a photo file for years, literally, as this is not a day I wanted to revisit; however, they are…

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Happy New Year     There are very few things that my Mother managed to hold on to, in her life, for more than fifty years; thus this post card is of special intrigue to me and perhaps you. I imagine that the reason my Mother kept the card was because of the vista, on…

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Smiley Jesus     “God moves in mysteries ways.” That is what a man told me tonight, as I handed him and his two friends a: Little Bag of Hope.” They had been standing on the corner of 3rd and Pacific discussing where they could get something to eat tonight. ~ Transcribed from one of…

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Giving Thanks and Stuffing     When I was in eighth grade, we were living in Hawaii, and I came home from school, inspired by my Home Economics teacher: I asked my Mother if I could cook Thanksgiving and if we could have duck, instead of turkey.  My Mother, God bless her, said yes and…

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Vamos Todos a Leer Cartilla     In oh so many ways, I am my Mother’s daughter. I was going through some of my Mother’s books, and I ran across this booklet, that I remember her using to teach various people Spanish, since I was a child. I soon decided that I should share this…

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How Can I Say Thank You Marigold?     This week, my Uncle Gary, suggested that I should become friends with Marigold. It was a fine suggestion, but thankfully Marigold is already in my life.  I inherited the privilege of her friendship, through my Mother. A few days ago, I received a private message, on…

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Special Greetings Recently, I received this lovely card, in the mail. It was from one of my Mother’s dearest and long term friends. First, I loved that she dated the card! Please, date everything – historians of the future will thank you!  I also loved that she addressed to Jill, C. and signed it Leona…

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Mother, Mail, and Peter When I saw this letter recently, it surprised me in so many ways – it was not in my file of Peter’s letters, rather it was with my correspondence from my Mother. It was a letter I had written my Mother, while on my second trip to Europe 31 years ago,…

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Merry Christmas Make History I am not sure she could have offered me a more apropos greeting; even so many years later, her words and the card still bring a smile to my face and hope to my heart. Dec 1, (1999) “This is the last Christmas of the Century – Make history – Make…