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A Mother's Love

I have not had words to write of late. My thoughts have been in Illinois. My thoughts have been of uncompleted things. My thoughts have been a-jumble, off-kilter, scrambling for turf, scrambling for traction, scrambling for a level place to gain perspective, to catch my breath. 323 more words


One New Tooth

One New Tooth
Shining bright and clean
One Pug Nose
Smelling life, so keen

One Smiley Mouth
Returning lots of glee
Two Sparkly Eyes
Looking back at me… 125 more words


Sorrow and joy

In 2001, Tracy and Ian surprised everybody by breaking the news that they were adding to their family. Annabel and Jim were delighted, and we were too. 1,162 more words

Family History

The Stroud great-grandchildren

Annabel and Jim with David

Emma and Jack

Annabel and Jim’s elder daughter Julie met Serge Houri from Paris when they were both studying in Sunderland in the early 80s. 953 more words

Family History

Sharing a Grand and 4 Greats

PREAMBLE: As many of you know we have been blessed with three children, nine Grands, and four Greats. The author below, (Sam,) whose day follows, is the first-born of our daughter Kathryn and her husband Jeff. 1,197 more words



Many years ago, too many to count, I became the father of three wonderful children. Not all at once, you understand, but one by one. The first one, a little red-headed daughter, we named Cheryl. 534 more words


Missing the 'Old Life'

“What do you miss most about your “old life”? 

Michelle Daly posed this question for caregivers on a recent blog post. It’s hard for me to choose…

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