Summer Service

Summer Service

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. ~John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells I strolled slowly, rather than going at the heart-pumping fast pace of my usual daily walk. Took time…

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Reasons For Being

Reasons for Being

  Have you ever noticed during some of life's most difficult transitions we make some of the best friends.  For example when we go off to college, change jobs, relocate geographically, lose someone significant,  or become parents, others come into our…

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Never An End

Never an End

"Laundry, the never ending story..."  Clotheslines remind  me of my grandmother, mother and my dear Fanny, a woman who was another beautiful figurehead in my life. If you are a baby boomer like me, hanging clothing outside to dry used to be…

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New Life

New Life

A new baby is God's opinion that the world should go on ~ Carl Sandberg Ahh... don't you just love this picture? When you see such demonstrations of all encompassing love after a mother gives birth it makes you wonder how…

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Pioneers In Research

Pioneers in Research

  Today I am honoring two freedom fighters. Helen Taussig and Alfred Blalock, cardiologists whose pioneering medical research led to my freedom from ill health. I’d like to say thank you to all people who contribute in some way to make life better…

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We Stitched Memories

We Stitched Memories

It's a funny thing. One of my most lucid memories of childhood was having a lemonade stand with my twin sister and my cousin, Meg, out in the middle of nowhere. That was 50+ years ago when our families were vacationing on Lake…

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Unrestricted Play

Unrestricted Play

Childhood comes only once in a lifetime. As I sat down to write my award-winning memoir, I was greatly surprised at what came to the forefront. Thanks to my parents, what was prominent in the well-spring of my recollections were the wonderful days of…

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