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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

Celebrating 63 Years – Congratulations Mom and Dad!

This year Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May.   Coincidentally the date is also May 3oth. Sixty-three years ago, Memorial Day was on a Saturday. My father was on leave from the military. The date was

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Posted in 2016

Spare – Saticoy

The Weekly Photo Challenge is “Spare.” I thought about a photo from the family gallery that shows a point in my father’s childhood during the 1930’s. My dad is on the left. My Uncle Lupe is in the center. My

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Boundaries–Fenced In

The weekly Photo Challenge is Boundaries. I knew immediately that the family gallery had a photo that was perfect for this challenge. My nephew Bob had boundless energy.  He was always on the move, or so it seemed. My dad

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Posted in 2015

Mother’s Day 2015 – One Day Early and Nineteen Years in the Making

Yesterday was the day before Mother’s Day.  We decided to celebrate a day early by going out for breakfast. I would imagine most of you figure that’s no big deal.  People go out to eat breakfast all the time. That’s

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Posted in 2015

Endurance–“Sugar Beets”

  The Weekly Photo Challenge is Endurance. I went to the family archives to find the photo my father labeled “sugar Beets.” This photo from the mid-1920’s helps me to understand this part of my family’s history. When I asked

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Posted in 2014

Raising Compassionate Children

Kozo has once again challenged us with a timely Bloggers for Peace topic. He focused his post on raising compassionate boys, and has started an video series about this topic. As I grew up in a large family, I decided

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Posted in B4Peace, Spirituality

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