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A Valentine to My Grandkids by
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The thing that connects babies to their parents and children to their grandparents is love.
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For the Many Brown Eyed Girls Out There by
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Prompted By Songs We Sang

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When the song came out we all took it as a tribute to brown eyed girls who were in love, and later to brown eyed girls in general.
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Temptation – My Battle to Resist Desserts by
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Prompted By Temptation

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My mother loved to bake, a trait I inherited. The only way to avoid sweet treats and baked breads at home is to deny myself the pleasure of creating them.
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My Family’s Ever-Changing Thanksgiving Tradition by
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Prompted By Family

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I look at this photo and sigh. This was my family’s Thanksgiving table seventy years ago. I’m the second child on the left, sharing a meal with two generations now gone. In fact, my dear cousin sitting directly across from me has also died. But the tradition of sharing a meal with folks you love…
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Hell No, We Won’t Go by
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Hell no, we won't go. And the truth is most people I knew didn't end up in Vietnam.
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The 2018 Midterm Election: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by
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Prompted By Politics

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All of my years as a faithful voter have taught me that it’s important to keep trying. Eventually, I hope our country will get what it needs.
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My “I Like Ike” Pin by
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Prompted By Politics

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Actually, even as a lifelong Democrat (my parents indoctrinated me well), I kind of still like Ike.
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I’m the Sucker Who Falls for Practical Jokes, and I Hate It by
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I do have a sense of humor, but please don’t tease me or make me (or someone else because I’m an overly empathic person) the butt of a prank or practical joke.
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Pursuing the Perfect Purse by
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Perfection in a purse is an elusive pursuit I am afraid I will never achieve. For now, I have taken a vow. No new purses.
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Baby Love by
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Prompted By Parenthood

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Back in those days, young couples didn’t get dogs first so they could practice their future parenting skills. So my baby son was my proverbial first pancake.
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