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McGuffey’s New Third Eclectic Reader   Don’t Quit When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must,…

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Correcting an Oversight “However, there must be joy in the sorrow if we are to go forward. My Christmas joy came in the form of a photograph, of my Mother. Below, is the printout from eBay, no less, which Kate purchased for me – yes, this is my favorite Christmas gift! I cannot believe that…

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“Soul Food” For some reason, my Mother repeatedly shared portions of Psalm 119 with me; among many other scriptures. I am so grateful to have these little notes she would send in the mail or simply leave on the counter for me to find; apparently this not is a bit of an admonition, I do…

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La Sacra Bibbia Ossia L’ANTICO E IL NUOVO TESTAMENTO My Mother loved finding new churches to visit and she loved learning languages! Going through the few books of hers, that I own, I opened this Bible, initially assuming it was in Spanish, until I took another look. This is a Bible she was given during…

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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…