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eighty unicorns under the hood

When she was young, Granny volunteered at a retirement home for imaginary friends. She would read them books, listen to their stories,  and keep them company. 202 more words

Pleasant Distraction

While passing through our utility room on my way to the garage the other day, my attention was attracted to (or perhaps distracted by would be more precise) a shoe box on a shelf above the dryer. 732 more words

Patience (Oliver) Croasmun

On this day, 27 June, 1828, Patience (Oliver) Croasmun, my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather, died.

Circa 1767, Patience Oliver was born in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Joseph Oliver and Dorothy Pettis. 651 more words


Reclaiming My Studio (& Pappaw DeWalt's Dirt)

Halo-lit by the setting sun, a hulking cumulus cloud looms in the sky like a bulbous atomizer for the Fishkill Creek. The funky summertime fragrance fills my nostrils as I soar down Tioronda Avenue on my bicycle. 610 more words

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John Ashley

(1625- after 1671)

Mary Etta’s ancestry traces back to Colonial America. John Ashley and his wife Jane Cooper emigrated from England to Lancaster County, Virginia by 1652. 861 more words

Aunt Olga

My paternal grandmother’s father’s (Henry Charles Hansen, MD EENT) side of the family has always been a bit of a mystery. I know my great-grandfather had twin siblings: Oscar and Olga. 186 more words

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The antidote to mom guilt

Mom guilt.

Many of us throw this term around. And of course we would – it’s something we experience firsthand or witness others struggling with on a daily basis. 547 more words