Category Archives: Family stories

Family Threads… Story Behind the Story

First, I want to Thank Dr. Gulara Vincent for publishing my “Family Threads” story on her blogging series The Story Behind the Story.  I truly am touched.  Here is my “Family Threads” story.   Recently, my granddaughter was asked to … Continue reading

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An Abbott and Costello Evening

An Abbott and Costello Evening   “ Cooking Rule: If at first you don’t succeed… order Pizza!”  Unknown “I came… I saw…I decided to order take out!”  Unknown “Old cooks never die, they just get deranged!”  Unknown   Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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The Days of Pioneers

“The foremost quality of our pioneers was faith, with faith in God, they did what every pioneer does…  they stepped forward into the unknown.”     Dallin H. Oaks “The descendants of these pioneers can partially settle the account by being true … Continue reading

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Community of the Past

 “To create organs for neighborly help and initiative, to meet face to face for personal assessment and vivid discussion, to take part in communal celebrations, not in vast anonymous masses, but in a circle of identifiable faces and persons, all … Continue reading

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The Days of the Wild, Wild West… Returned

“A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt.”  George Carlin  “Bullets cannot be recalled.  They cannot be uninvented.  But they can be taken out … Continue reading

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Becoming a Grandmother is a Learning Experience!

“Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.  At that point, if their ideas can be discussed … not as formed opinions but as … Continue reading

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Nature, Fun, Brothers, and Children!

“Do not take life too seriously — you will never get out of it alive.”  Elbert Hubbard As children, while we romped through the tall grass creating our forts, my little brother and I often would come in contact with … Continue reading

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Moms, Doctors, and Children, Oh My!

Recently, I dove through my brief cases, hunting for valuable proof of my connections in volunteering to help kids that I stored years ago. Supposedly, I had placed my certificates, letters of recommendation, and awards in plain-sight, but of course … Continue reading

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My Imaginary World

“The world of reality has its bounds, the world of imagination is boundless.”  ~  Rousseau Rousseau’s quote reminds me of a recent conversation I had with a girlfriend. We were reminiscing about our childhood experiences.  I looked back over a … Continue reading

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The Final Journey

I still remember my uncle’s early morning call to my office saying, “Gwynn, your mom’s had a major stroke. She’s down here in the Grays Harbor Emergency Hospital.” “I’m on my way!” Mom had been recovering from triple by-pass surgery … Continue reading

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