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Good News for Black History Month

Tweet Dorothy Ngongang and her younger sister Sandra McBeth–formerly Dorothy and Sandra Giles–were raised, along with eight siblings, in a dilapidated five-room hut. They didn’t have much food except what they could catch, forage, or glean.  They could only go to school on rainy days, … Continue reading

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Treasures Among the Junk

Tweet While cleaning out my dad’s garage, I found an old newspaper clipping of his aunts, Ola and Ollie.  Their story is worthy of a Hallmark movie.  Ollie was younger, but prettier and sweeter.  Boys liked her. They took her … Continue reading

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The Best Things in Life

Tweet   THE  BEST THINGS  IN  LIFE AREN’T   THINGS.         

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A Family of Love

Tweet My almost 97-year-old dad gave me a wonderful Christmas gift–a picture frame made from one of his old beehive frames and a passel of old family photos.  (Actually, my sister Lou had the idea and did the work, but my dad’s … Continue reading

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Absolutely, Dad!

Tweet It’s interesting, the words that slip into  overly common usage.  Like awesome. And literally.  And sweet.  And absolutely.  Especially absolutely. I just spent a week with my 96-year-old dad.  He really is quite amazing.  And I’m still learning from him: “No, Dad, you absolutely must … Continue reading

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Lessons From my Dad

Tweet When I was young, back in the days when everyone knew what a Five and Dime was, I was in Sprouse-Reitz with my dad, drooling over the candy when I spied a large sign that read: SALE! Candy Bars 22¢ each or 4 … Continue reading

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On My Father’s 96th Birthday~

Tweet On my dad’s 90th birthday, his “kids” took him to Marie Callendar’s for lunch.  The 20-something waitress stood in the entryway between my dad and me, holding the menu and chatting.  Finally she said, “So, when’s the old guy going to get … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Riddle of the Sphinx

Tweet What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening? This is the riddle the Sphinx at Thebes posed to travelers. Woe be to any who failed to solve … Continue reading

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