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The modern-day holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna wanted to honor her mother for the sacrifices all...
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One of the residual benefits of attending a boarding school in the 1960’s is that you had to learn to organize and manage your time. Our days were completely ruled by the clock. We had specific chores and/or activities that...
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Losing a parent is one of life’s most cruel events and almost nothing can mitigate the pain. When my beautiful mother died, at the young age of forty-two, from breast cancer which had metastasized to her bones, I felt enormous...
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In today’s hurry-up world, the art of entertaining is a fading skill. Instead of inviting friends and family to our homes for an evening of dining and good conversation, we meet them at loud, over-crowded and over-priced restaurants. It is...
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My memories of Easter are primarily associated with my precious daughter, Kathy. Her excitement each time she found a dyed egg that we’d hidden in our backyard was heart-warming. She literally jumped up and down and ran around in circles...
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