Category Archives: family

But, it’s history!

Have you ever tried to sort through all of those boxes of stuff that you packed away for some arbitrary day?  I’ve been ensnared in this task on and off for the past several weeks as I’ve helped my mom … Continue reading

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The alone girl…

The spirited tomboy maintained a brisk pace as she made her way to the store at the crossroads.  She grumbled under her breath about having to go for some groceries because it cost her precious reading time.  If she didn’t … Continue reading

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Family trees, twigs and broken branches

Family comes in many shapes and sizes these days, a far cry from the traditional four-person family of the 1950s.  How fortunate for us.  If some of you have been bitten by the genealogy bug as I have, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Embracing the past…

In the past few years, I’ve done a tremendous amount of genealogy.  I find it fascinating and have learned things I would never have known.  Why is it important to me?  I don’t have a good answer but I am … Continue reading

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“Off we go…”

Some of you may recognize those three words as the beginning of the U.S. Air Force song.  As a kid I knew them as the words to the Army Air Corps song.  My dad was a member of the Army … Continue reading

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A “past” obsession…

My closest friends know how keen I am on history, especially as it relates to genealogy.  A few years ago I began to delve into the paternal side of my mother’s family and it wasn’t long until it became a … Continue reading

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Fighting the good fight…

My family is very small.  When we suffer a loss, it has a huge impact.  Last Friday, my uncle departed this life for a well-deserved rest in the hereafter.  I’m so glad I was able to be immersed in his … Continue reading

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The season of giving…

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything.  My apologies.  While I admit my job uses up most of my energy, I have to learn to take time for my writing.  But then, I need to get back to … Continue reading

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The insight of our elders…

The protagonist of my novel, Meg Riley, sustains the loss of her parents at a fairly young age.  Fortunately for her she has two wonderful maternal grandparents who fill the void and guide her through her young adult life during … Continue reading

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Family

There are three of us in my family:  my mom, her brother and me.  They’re part of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” and deserve to be.  Though my uncle continues to experience a myriad of health problems and related surgeries, his … Continue reading

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