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Resilient – Alone and Together

I’m starting 2017 with the Weekly Photo Challenge “Resilient.” There are two parts to this blog. The first part is “Alone.” The second part is “Together.” It’s a pertinent topic. December 2016 was, to say the least, a challenging month.

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Posted in 2017, Uncategorized

For Some of Us, Every Day is Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is designated as Autism Awareness Day. I decided not to post on that day. You see, for some of us, every day is Autism Awareness Day. If you know my story, then you know a couple of years

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Posted in 2016

The Late Night Intruder (Revisited)

In celebration of my brother David’s birthday, I’m reposting one of my earliest stories.  It’s a true family favorite that takes place when my brother and I were in college. ********* My brother and I were in the kitchen burning

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

Foreign

The Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Foreign. My grandmother, Carmen, was born in Mexico but she was a permanent resident of the United States. I was happily surprised when I discovered my mother had some of my grandmother’s Certificates of

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Posted in 2012, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

Silhouette

The  Weekly Photo Challenge is Silhouette. The family photo gallery offers a very unique offering. What I’m about to share is one of the most important images that exists in the gallery! In my post, The Treasure Chest I shared

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Musings, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Smile!

Island Traveler shared a heartfelt story of a smile changing his day. It’s no surprise that he presents the theme SMILE! for the Weekly Image of Life! ******* There are plenty of pictures in the family gallery of people smiling…people

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Posted in 2012, Family, Musings, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Phantom of Delight – Dad’s Point of View

Here is the continuation of yesterday’s post given from my dad’s point of view. It’s quite a contrast as you’ll soon see. If you have not seen the previous post, please take a look so you’ll have the right context! 

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Personal, Thoughts

Banana Curls – Mom’s Point of View

When I was at my parent’s house scanning family photos, I would occasionally come across a photo that would cause a certain reaction from my mom, but a very different reaction from my dad. Here is one such photo.  It’s

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Musings, Personal

The Treasure Chest

Hello everyone! It’s great to be back after taking a short break.  The break gave me time that I needed to think about all I’ve learned recently during a family visit. One of the purposes of the visit was to

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Posted in 2012, Family history, Musings, Personal, Thoughts

Weekly Image of Life: A Lifetime of Memories

Island Traveler, who writes This Man’s Journey, has given us another great theme – The Weekly Image of Life:  A Lifetime of Memories. This topic has left me thoughtful. A flood of memories returned to me… …thoughts of gatherings filled with laughter…children

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Posted in 2012, Family history, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

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