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Little Free Libraries

I’ve been aware of these Little Free Libraries for awhile now although I’ve yet to see one in person. I’m fascinated with the concept though — that people would go out of their way to share books with total strangers. Clearly, someone would have to be a real book lover to do this. It requires […]

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  • April 2, 2017 at 11:13 pm
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The Whistler

In Memory of My Father — February 21, 2009 ~ Memories of my childhood home all begin the same – my Dad with a whistle on his lips. He whistled constantly, always happy, upbeat tunes. In fact, I can’t remember many occasions in which my father wasn’t whistling….Like his personality, Dad’s songs were always upbeat – Big Band tunes, of course, and college fight songs … or nothing can beat the Army Air Corp. He was the eternal optimist, even at the end when he knew he was dying.

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  • February 20, 2017 at 2:13 am
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Thoughts On Mom - Ruth Knott Dill

Thoughts On Mom

No matter where we come from, whether we’ve had a life of privilege or one of poverty and oppression, we all make choices that affect who we become. It’s not about where you come from, but what you choose to do with the rest of your life that counts. My mother was proof that education comes in many forms; and it doesn’t always include a diploma.

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  • July 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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Carol J Bro Blog: Thanks for Living Here

Thanks For Living Here

With those four simple words, we watched our last-born son exit our home to forge a new life for himself as a married man. The words were whispered to him by his father, who was failing utterly and completely in his efforts to appear stoic.

Tears were shed, but not of sadness. We were happy for him. He had chosen well and we had confidence that his decision was well thought out and planned with the precision of an architect designing his family’s first home. No. Our tears (Yes, I shed a few myself) were of joy, interspersed with a well-rounded measure of sentimentality.

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  • November 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm
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