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Pick a Card by
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Pick a card. Any card. How many times has a kid asked you to do that?
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Bike Stories by
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Prompted By Riding a Bicycle

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I have no memory of learning to ride an actual bike.
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Our Cars Needed Maintenance by
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Prompted By Car Trouble

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After buying our first used car, a 1960 Dodge Dart with push button transmission, we learned the value of having a good mechanic.
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Two Family Treasures by
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I probably have other more valuable things that are older than I am, but these are the two I treasure the most.
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And That’s the Way It Is … Or Was by
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Prompted By Broadcast News

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My first memory of broadcast news is the image of my mother madly ironing while watching something on television that clearly angered her, the Army-McCarthy hearings. I was just a kid and thus she never explained to me why she kept watching this when it was clearly upsetting her. I guess my grandkids could wonder…
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Lauren Bacall marries Fredric March by
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Prompted By What's in a Name

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The names selected by our parents were ones they favored from popular movie stars — Lauren for me after Lauren Bacall and Fredric for him for Fredric March.
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Writing My Way into Retirement by
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Prompted By Why We Write

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But if I must confess the truth, I write for myself because that is who I am.
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Âllo Oui by
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We knew from past experience that we would struggle in Paris unless our kids helped, which they refused to do.
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Good Talk, Dad by
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As I mark my tenth Father’s Day without having a father, I am thinking about this most important choice my father helped me to make.
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Flamingo Surprise by
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Prompted By Special Birthdays

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If I live to be 90 like my parents, my children are free to surprise me. Just no flamingos this time.
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