Category Archives: Family stories

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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Acceptance

“Don’t let your past dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you will become.”  Unknown Upstairs on my antique tripod table sits a 50 year old, detailed and beautifully-carved horse head. The horse head is carved … Continue reading

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The Wilted Rose

Viola Agnes Jensen Peterson wasn’t famous exactly, not unless you counted the awards Nordstrom’s handed out to her for being their top sales person in the men’s clothing department year after year.  However, she was famous to her family as … Continue reading

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The Night Monster

A surprise, winter storm left me sitting in my dark family room listening to the wind whip through the trees while the branches rubbed frantically against the side of our house and window. The leaves created creepy shadows across my … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

       “Some people        try to turn back their odometers.        Not me!        I want people to know why        I look this way.        I’ve traveled a long way        and some of the roads weren’t paved.”       Author Unknown … Continue reading

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The Three Stooges Wannabe

Until now most of my stories have been more “grin” than “grit.”  However, my goal with this Blog is to eventually tell stories about my life to help others learn from their past and make positive changes for their future.  My past wasn’t in … Continue reading

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Stuck on Knitting

“The advantage of sitting on your knitting needles is that it gives you a boost, and gets you up – and moving!” “Somebody pull my knitting needles out!” I shrieked as I shot out of my chair.  I looked like … Continue reading

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Lulu, the FurReal Kitty

Sienna, my granddaughter, from the time she was born had tried to be friends with our old kitty, Domino.  Domino’s life was pretty quiet and staid; and that was JUST the way he liked it.  However, my granddaughter, being a … Continue reading

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My Visit from Beyond

Until I leave planet earth, I will never forget the dull sound of my dad’s voice as he said, “We missed the flight.  Your brother passed away before we could get there.” No matter how I try, I can’t remember … Continue reading

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