I woke up this morning, smiling, smiling, smiling. I am filled with the awe and the afterglow that comes with a surprise party planned by fantastic friends. How fortunate I am to have these remarkable people in my life. How wonderful to be a few days away from my 80th birthday [...]
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Sometimes the perfect Thanksgiving is not the one where everything goes well, but the one where nearly everything goes wrong. This Thanksgiving was pretty much the latter. And as a family, we are deserving of a hearty pat on the back. When I arrive in Santa Clarita, my grand-daughter and Mommy [...]
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I have just finished reading a most interesting book Jewels of the Delta by Alysia Steele. Her interviews with the Church Women of the Delta area of Mississippi is a fascinating look at the oral history of a time before, during, and directly after the Civil Rights Movement. She entwines these [...]
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What a wonderful Easter Sunday. It was filled with fun, family, and festivities. I have just spent the day making six pages for the kids’ memory books. Easter looked a lot more like Christmas than Easter. This is because the twins have new beds and desks and I bought sheets, bedspreads, [...]
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I could smell anticipation and excitement in the air and like an old work horse, I was instantly ready for the harness. Nostalgia and longing for my days of teaching rose higher than ever as I spent the morning with Theresa, Kristi, and the kids volunteering a few hours at iLEAD charter school in [...]
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