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My Most Vivid and Haunting Memory of My Mother

My mom’s hobby was sewing, and she would always sew with a pattern. She had cases of patterns and a large, custom-made sewing center in her sewing room in our basement. When I was about 10 or 11 years old, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want Stuff. I Want PEACE.

Ronnie and I will be leaving Oregon and moving to “our peaceful place” in the near future. Wanting to be proactive, I decided a few months ago to start going through storage containers and file cabinets — beginning with the … Continue reading

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In Memory of My Friend Sharon

On Friday, September 29, 2000, I lost one of my closest friends, Sharon, to domestic violence. Today, I am remembering her and her beautiful smile. Sharon was in an abusive relationship. When the townhouse next to Ronnie and I came … Continue reading

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