Tag Archives: Mandi dehaven

Anthony – Prove It !

Below is a conversation Anthony had with my Niece on Facebook Anthony prove it.

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Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013

The year started out with a concert that my cousin Tim and his wife, Kris, were able to attend with Ronnie , I and several friends that live out of state. I really enjoy Tim’s company. He is hilarious and … 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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Protected: The Rise and Fall of Portland Trailblazer Kevin Duckworth

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Welcome Back, Ali

Twenty-five years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, who I fell in love with at first sight — and immediately handed over to her adoptive parents. Her name is Alison, but to me, she has always been Ali or … Continue reading

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The Love of My Life

Since I started blogging, I have written about many horrible situations in my life, and the worst are yet to come. But I have touched only briefly on Ronnie, my husband of 18 years.

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“The Gun” Case : #C042229CR

Have you ever returned from a vacation and thought, ‘Wow! That was one of the best trips I’ve ever had!’” That was how I felt the evening of March 10, 2004, when my husband Ronnie, our youngest son, Lance, and I returned to … 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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Death Threat

My favorite place to go is my psychiatrist office. Yes, I know, that’s not what most people think of as an enjoyable outing. It wasn’t even on my radar until six months ago.

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