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Prompted By Pain

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Sciatica Altho I’ve borne a child I can’t say I’ve experienced the pain of childbirth.   Early in my labor the doctor discovered the baby was in breech position and I’d need  a Cesarean,  and so I was put out and felt no pain.  (See My Brown-Eyed Girl) And once I had a really bad…
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Migraine I must have been 11 or 12 the first time it hit me. I was sitting in the back seat with my friend Paula as her father drove us to a friend’s birthday party when I suddenly had a horrible nauseous headache.  I don’t remember what happened after that but I assume Paula’s dad…
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Prompted By Training Pets

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Who Trained Who? In our house it’s pretty obvious! RetroFlash / 6 Words – Dana Susan Lehrman 
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Prompted By Stuff

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Ashes and Stashes When I retired after my long career as a librarian,  I embarked on a new venture – helping people declutter and organize their stuff!   (See Second Career – Home Organizer!) I advertised my organizing services and I started getting calls from folks who said they needed help getting a handle on their…
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Prompted By Meditation

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TM and the Honeymoon Album Once years ago I heard  that a lecture on transcendental meditation was to be given at a local community center. Intrigued and eager to learn about the benefits of meditation I went,  and when the lecture ended I struck up a conversation with the young woman sitting next to me.…
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Prompted By The DMV

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Turning Left in London I’ve written about our magical year in the early 1970s when my husband Danny worked in his company’s London office.  (See Laundry Day in London, Valentine’s Day in Foggytown, Kinky Boots and Intro to Cookery) Here’s another story. Before we left for our London sojourn we went to the DMV,  presented our New York drivers licenses,…
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Prompted By The DMV

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Driving with Susy  Susy’s family lived on our block,  just a few houses away,  and our parents were close friends.  In my mind’s eye I can still see our mothers sitting together in our kitchen,  me watching in fascination as Susy’s mom twisted the string around her teabag to get the last drop of flavor.…
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Prompted By Swimming

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French Dip One of the things I was determined to do when I retired was to perfect my French.   My husband’s parents were multi-lingual,  he heard  French spoken at home,  and he speaks it fluently.   But although I studied French in both high school and college,  my mastery of that beautiful tongue was…
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Prompted By Stress

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Three-Ring Circus A working woman who’s also a wife and mother can sometimes feel like a juggler in a three-ring circus. I was working at a job I loved when I discovered I was  pregnant,  and I happily applied for a maternity leave to start two weeks before the baby was due.   (See My Brown-Eyed…
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Prompted By Turning Points

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Life After 60 Like most of us I’m sure my life has had many turning points  – one certainly was leaving home after college,  another my first job.  And then marriage,  and parenthood,  and that three ring circus as a working woman/wife/mother! And then in my early 60s I retired after my long career as…
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