Writing about the Sixties

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I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, …

Sumo – a Dachshund Wonder Dog

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            Dachshunds have their own agenda and can be stubborn about seeing their plans through to completion. (Maria Doria Russell) There are dogs and then there are DOGS. Sumo was one of those extraordinary ones. Sumo, a dachshund, belonged to my son-in-law’s father and when he passed away, my son-in-law and daughter took Sumo for …

Weather Matters

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We all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer. The poor get it in the winter. (Bat Masterson) We have had a run of multiple days without the temperature getting up to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. We stayed in the single digits or below zero at nights, and some days didn’t warm up to twenty. …

Carrying on Christmas Traditions

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The same as many of you I’ve been blessed to celebrate many Christmas days. Also the same as you, I have great memories of those times. We always gathered to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family on Christmas Eve with my mother and my sisters and their families. Actually that tradition started when I was a child and …

Seeking the Christmas Story Spirit

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With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d share this guest post I wrote back in 2013 when I had just published my only Christmas novella, Christmas at Harmony Hill. So, hope you enjoy reading about that Shaker Christmas story. Even before Halloween ghosts glide out of sight down Trick or Treat Street, Christmas decorations start popping up in …

A Birthday Cake for Jesus

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At Christmas we’re all winners when we think about what happened in a little Bethlehem stable over 2000 years ago. We celebrate that in so many different ways and I’ve had a great time reading about which Christmas traditions are favorites of yours. One thing often mentioned by those of you who entered my Christmas giveaway was Candlelight services. Many …

Gifts Made with Love

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Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. ~Thomas S. Monson Have you ever made homemade gifts for the people on your Christmas list? Sometimes that happens because we …