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With This Ring by
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Prompted By Lost and Found

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I’m not superstitious or especially sentimental,  and that’s a good thing because over the years I’ve lost some precious jewelry –  two or three watches,  innumerable earrings,  and even a few wedding rings. When we married my husband gave me a simple band – not of gold or silver but of jade.   I lost…
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Frenched! by
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I was 11 years old the first time I went away to camp.   Until then I’d spent wonderful summers with my family at my grandmother’s small Catskill hotel.  (See My Heart Remembers My Grandmother’s Hotel,  My Game Mother,  The Troubadour, and Playing with Fire) But my grandmother had just sold the hotel,  and in fact by…
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Family Photo by
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Prompted By Group Photos

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I never knew my husband Danny’s father Naftali,  sadly he died while Danny was still in college.   But Naftali was one of nine siblings and I had the good fortune to know many of my husband’s  aunts and uncles.   (See  Tracing Our Roots,   College Girl –  for Aunt Hannah,  and  Minyan – for…
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Blizzard by
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Prompted By Snowy Days

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I was born in Charleston, SC where my dad was stationed during WW II.   After the war we returned to my folks’ native New York where they bought a house on the GI bill.  (See Parkchester, Celebrate Me Home,  Magnolia, The Story of a Garden,  and Mr Bucco and the Ginger Cat) And so it was…
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Spoiler Alert! by
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Prompted By Comic Relief

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When the Chevy Chase movie European Vacation came out I watched it with my son and we thought it was side-splitting. My husband hadn’t seen it and we regaled him with all the funny bits.  Sometime later we all watched it together,  but to our surprise and disappointment my husband didn’t laugh very much. Then he…
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