Monthly Archives: October 2011

Old habits are hard to break. I am in North Carolina, in the role of ‘granny-nanny’ to my ninety year old parents, while my sister takes a well deserved vacation. We are in the process of selling their home of sixty years and it looks like we have a deal. My mother, who has dementia, …

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Posted on: October 26, 2011
Categories: Blog Posts

Halloween is next week. Soon, little goblins and witches will knock on doors, announcing themselves. “Trick or Treat!” They want candy! Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. We grew up in a moderate income family, but had no idea that we were ‘poor’. Our costumes were originals. One year I made dice out of …

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What inspires me? Sometimes I’ll wake up a little achy. You know, a little arthritis, some sore muscles from a new exercise. But after watching this video about Emmanuel Kelly, I’ll think twice before complaining. Emmauel Kelly was abandoned by his parents – left in a shoe box in Bagdad. He and his brother were …

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I moved to Florida in 1976, escaping the cold winters of Pennsylvania and seeking a new life in the Sunshine State. The following year, my younger brother asked if he could stay with me and try his luck too. I gladly welcomed him! My then-boyfriend helped Jeff get a job with him at a saw …

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Posted on: October 9, 2011
Categories: Blog Posts

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