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The Accidental Genealogist by
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Prompted By Group Photos

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“Hi mom, it’s me, calling from Sweden.”  This will have to be short.  It is expensive.  “When was Grandma born?”  “What was her father’s name?”  I need some crumb of information if we are to have any luck tracking down relatives, and this was all unplanned. 1897.  Carl Corsberg, from ”Smaland”. That will have to…
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C’est Cheese Retroflash by
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Prompted By Group Photos

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Won't you please move closer? Now, say, "Cheese"!
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The First Snowflakes by
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Prompted By Snowy Days

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“It’s snowing!” And all the kids in Mrs. Kennerson’s first grade class jumped up from our desk chairs as one, rushing excitedly to the window.  Outside, flurries spun and danced in the wind, and for that moment, it was the most important thing in the world.
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Shoveling the Drive on a Snowy Morning by
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Prompted By Snowy Days

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Memories of when I lived on Sumac Ridge (with apologies to Robert Frost).
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Kindness of Strangers by
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We had a whole ten days off, a fiftieth birthday to celebrate, a new telescope to try out, and a good grasp of Spanish.  A map.  No GPS, smart phone, or travel internet then.
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A Comin’ Through the Corn by
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A woman was “looking at the corn” when she blew a stop sign and T-boned our car. 
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Be it resolved retroflash by
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Prompted By Resolutions

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I'm not really someone who makes new year's resolutions, but this year Sally announced she plans to learn to play the old accordion she bought on a whim years ago. 
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Holiday meme retroflash by
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Prompted By Holiday Letters

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Actually, sometimes I really like getting a letter.
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Lucky dog retro flash by
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When I started thinking about this prompt, I started a list of all the reasons I had to be grateful, and soon found there was a true embarrassment of riches.  When stacked up next to myriad reasons to be dismayed, angry, and depressed, an old saying came to mind: “I guess a man (sic) is…
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In it for Life by
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Prompted By Family Medicine

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All efforts to improve health are based on helping the body to heal itself, be it through emotional support, listening, suggestions for nutrition or activity, medications or surgeries, self-care or connection to a healthy environment.
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