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Reflections on Mother’s Day

                            “It is the wise mother…who gives her child roots and wings.”                                                                                             -ChinesProverb      With Mother’s Day just around the corner I’m stirred by the memories they conjure up.    It has been 7 years since I retired from teaching elementary school. And, almost every year beginning with the first until the thirtieth my class would celebrate Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Day Tea. The children would make special cards and set their desks like a fancy table. The tables were set with a plate of cookies, and a cup … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016

Hi! How was your week? Any special plans for the weekend? This will mark my first Memorial Day celebration here on the coast. I’m looking forward to sharing the afternoon with friends, and plan on doing some of the grilling myself  on our new little barbeque. So that should be fun! Below is a letter my father wrote to my mother shortly after they met, & before they were married. My father served in the United States Navy. He was a wonderful husband,  father, friend, and proud of his country.  One of the things he had wanted most after he finished serving his duty, was to get married, purchase a home and raise a family. I hold him, along with all our courageous military men, and women with deep admiration, love, and respect, and dedicate today’s post to them. With that said, another thing my father loved was a good barbeque. His were … Continue reading

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