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Mom and Charles Dickens and Me

Tweet When I was in 7th grade, my teacher announced to our class that would be reading A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. We thumbed through the book and groaned in unison. Too long! Too old-fashioned! Too hard! … Continue reading

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What Does Dad Want?

Tweet Christmas… birthday… Father’s Day…  What to get my dad?  The older he gets, the more he loves to open gifts, but what to put inside?  Clothes?  He has enough shirts and slippers to last him 10 years.  Food gifts? Other people … Continue reading

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March to the Bleat or Roar

Tweet Every year, when March blows in, I think about my sister Martha.  Years ago, when I was a young tyke and she was a tiny tyke, she always approached the month with a begging request to take two of … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Lilacs

Tweet Whenever I think of Rochester, New York, I think of the annual May lilac festival. And when I think of lilacs, I think of my mom. The first and last trip Mom and I ever took together was from … Continue reading

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Refections on the Fourth

I was awakened at 5:30 a.m. by the faint boom… pop… bang… of fireworks. Yep, at 5:30! Got me to remembering…

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