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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Meaning In Nature

Meaning in Nature

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein The dogwoods are blooming! Their flowers  hold such profound meaning that many people are not even aware of the story they tell. In Easter Traditions, Chapter 14…

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Image Of Mom

Image of Mom

"Home is where your Mom is." ~ Unknown Happy Mother's Day to anyone who has played a maternal role to any child, big or small. This image strikes a chord in my heart because it reminds me of my mother. Mom says "as soon as I…

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Keeping Doors Open

Keeping Doors Open

Talk about good neighbors! I just read a news story about two churches in the town where my husband and I were married. They are making history by joining forces to save one from closing. A fascinating concept. The Puffer United Methodist Church…

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