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Shannen Maria Doherty (/ˈdoʊ.ərti/; born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, author, and television director. She is known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–94), and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001). 502 more words


When My Dad Died

Every year at this time I get a little melancholy.  It’s the time of year between my father’s birth and his death.

I think of this time as the Season Of My Dad. 2,166 more words

Life Chatter

Uncle Walter

Early in my life I came to know that God and Church were two realities that merged and were the center of life for my family. 403 more words

"….Three is the magic number…."

……”a man and a woman had a little baby (yes, they did)…there were three in the family…three is the magic number…..”

There are likely many of you who knew right away that the above song was from Schoolhouse Rock. 1,054 more words

Glory be to the Grandfather

My paternal grandfather, Bernard Kennedy, raised things. Crops. Votes. Kids.

Dairy farmer, Town Chairman, Father of eleven.

Bernard worked and then took over the reins of the farm where he was raised and reigned over his 250+ acre dirt empire with admirable attention and affection. 1,160 more words

Going to the Place Our Father Has Made

The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
Garry Wills

Walt Whitman taught me that contradicting myself was okay, even to be expected. So I long ago accepted that believing was part of my make-up and that, like it or not, I was a  1,194 more words


Prompt Childhood Revisited 2

Prompt Childhood Revisited 2

Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood?

I think we all have something about our childhood that was different.   256 more words

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