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James W. Grey, Jr., 1941-2018

My father died last Wednesday, one day after his 77th birthday.

I’m sure I will have a lot to write about my father in the months to come. 3,635 more words

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My art story.

Hi, my name is Caitlin Kriek. I am just your average comic sassy gal and this is my art story. I will possibly add to this story as mine is still being written in my every day life. 875 more words

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The sounds of Christmas

This Christmas memory was originally posted in 2009.

The Christmas season begins for my family when we put up our tree shortly after Thanksgiving. But it’s really not trimming the tree itself that does it – it’s that as we string the lights and hang the bulbs, we listen to the traditional Grey family holiday CDs for the first time. 560 more words

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The Christmas card you didn't get from me

I haven’t sent Christmas cards in years. I feel bad about it. But only a little.

Receiving cards is always a pleasure, but sending them had become a chore. 382 more words

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On the corner of Erskine and Woodside, 1976-1985

Rerunning my post about the street on which I grew up, Erskine Boulevard in South Bend, Indiana, the other day made me nostalgic. So I looked through my photos for childhood images from the old neighborhood. 797 more words

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Requiem for a Toyota

Have you ever become irrationally attached to something you owned?

I bought this 2003 Toyota Matrix in 2009 after wrecking my previous car, also a Matrix, on vacation with my sons… 721 more words

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Everybody wants to know where Jimmy has gone

My brief radio career ended just before Labor Day 23 years ago.

I’ve written about my broadcasting days many times because it remains a proud, fond memory. 286 more words

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