Category Archives: celebrations

Innocence Died Fifty Years Ago Today

50 years ago today I felt my world change. A lot has happened in those 50 years–to me and to the world.  I was a child in elementary school and I remember the night John Kennedy was elected as the … Continue reading

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Electronics Have Replaced Mom and Dad at the Dinner Table

I have copied this post with permission.  It was written by Mary Jo Rapini and is an insightful and important statement about family.  Pat I was out for dinner last week. My husband and I went to a family restaurant we … Continue reading

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When is Daddy Coming Home?

Today I read a story that pulled at my heart strings and I wanted to share it with you.  Today, Sept. 21, 2012 is POW/MIA Remembrance Day.  Over the years, so many of our youth have gone out to protect … Continue reading

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Find Your Greatness

Recently someone asked me what I liked about the Olympics.  Having spent some time thinking about it, I realized that I not only like the sports.  Sometimes, best parts for me are the back stories–the challenges overcome, the hopes and dreams realized, … Continue reading

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July Fourth–A Holiday for All?

Is the Fourth of July just a holiday for those whose ancestors actually fought for our freedoms?  Or is it for all races, genders, and citizens with different nations of origin? Recently I was in a cab talking to a … Continue reading

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REMEMBER and GIVE THANKS

This is Memorial Day weekend.  What do you know about it that you can share with your children to help them understand what it is we are remembering on this day?  So many people use the words “celebrate Memorial Day” … Continue reading

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Live Like You Are Dying

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went on a wonderful trip to Key West and one of the hightlights of the trip was taking a sea plane out to and exploring Dry Tortugas National Park. During the flight, … Continue reading

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Dancin’ At the Salty Dog

Well, it is getting to be the start of vacation season so I thought I would mention one of our favorite destinations to you.   The little man (one of my grandsons) may not be “dancing the night away” but … Continue reading

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Cured of Ovarian Cancer!

“He said that as far as he was concerned I was cured.” These are the words my beautiful daughter just shared with me over the phone as she drove home from her GYN oncologist’ s office. She was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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What Did You Do On 9-11-10 to Remember?

The waves spun me around and flipped me as I celebrated the last day of our vacation. My boogie board spit away from me and the salt burned my eyes again. What a great day. On the last day at … Continue reading

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