What is Your Legacy?

I recently discovered that a great-aunt I had not seen in decades died weeks before turning 100 years old.  I had so many family history questions I wish she’d answered but numerous request over the years went unanswered. I was saddened but not surprised to discover she was not only been mean, but nasty to all of those close to […]

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The Joy of Family

Today we will have the Christmas party for our residents.  The day will be full of good food, music, presents and a visit from Santa. However, the best part of the party isn’t just for our residents, but also for their family members. After all, Christmas is all about family. Sometimes it isn’t easy spending time with family, whether it […]

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A Mother’s Day Poem

Mama, If I’ve not told you…. …thank you for giving me life …thank you for loving me {even when I don’t deserve it} …thank you for laughter …thank you for training me in the way I should go …thank you for teaching me right from wrong …thank you for making sure I saw ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ …thank you for […]

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Reconnecting with Old Friends

Old Friends Together Again

When I began researching my family history, I interviewed my grandparents in-depth to learn more about their life and experiences. My Papa told me about his years in the Army. There were many stories about one friend he had. With the invention of the internet I decided to search for this old military buddy. We called and after fifty years […]

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Do You Ignore Your Loved Ones

Do you care?

I was reminded this week of just how short life can be. It’s important to cherish the ones we are with and let them know how much we love and appreciate them while we’re with them. We never know when we might not have those little moments together again. Death can come like a thief in the night and leave […]

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