Tag Archives: holidays

Are You Going To Be My Dad?

Nineteen years ago this coming November, my son Lance latched onto my husband Ronnie’s leg and asked, “are you going to be my dad?” I was so embarrassed. Ronnie and I had just had a wonderful night out and decided … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Nalla Passed Away

December 23rd at 11:07pm my best friend Nalla passed away from a heart attack. Nalla was my Christmas present from Ronnie 16 years ago.

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Christmas, Duckworth Style

At this time of year, almost everybody is busy shopping and preparing for Christmas. We were very busy this week, too, but things are different for us this year. For the last nine days, we’ve been taking care of our … Continue reading

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Crazy Enough

This week has been, for the most part, a positive one. Instead of hibernating and writing as I’ve been doing, I actually ventured out some and spent time with close friends and our youngest son, Lance. Despite a couple of … Continue reading

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