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The Real Story Behind my Parents’ Love Letters by
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Prompted By Family Myths

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Now that my parents are gone, I realize there were so many questions I wish I had asked them. All I have now are their letters to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of the years between when they met and their marriage.
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Soupy Sales vs Mister Rogers by
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I wish our country’s leadership and values embodied less of Soupy Sales and more of Fred Rogers these days.
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Unretired: How Writing Gave me a Purpose by
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Prompted By Retirement

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Now when someone asks what I do, I answer for myself. I’m unretired and I’m writing and having a blast.
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Da Bears! by
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Prompted By Super Bowl

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Thirty-five years after the giddy fun of singing the Super Bowl Shuffle and celebrating Da Bears’ victory, this former Superfan is done.
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A Christmas Letter from an Old Friend by
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Prompted By Snail Mail

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It’s several pages of blue ink on real stationery that’s crammed full of things I want to know: the health of her husband, the latest project she is working on, what her three sons are doing, and cute anecdotes about her grandkids.
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Who Will Take my Grandmother’s Teacups? by
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Prompted By Moving Day

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So yes, it is time to get started. But first, I have to find a good home for this Waterford bowl my aunt gave me when I got married.
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Finding my Lost Old Friends by
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As I age, I reflect back over all of the people who were important to me for a period of time and then lost as our lives took different paths.
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The Button Box and Other Stuff I Should Toss by
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Prompted By Get Organized

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My husband has shirts and sweatshirts hanging in this closet that fit into the category of “I thought I had a shirt that I used to wear with this sweater but it’s gone.”
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My Mother’s Art of Tidying Up by
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Prompted By Get Organized

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I lack my mother’s passion for tidying up. So I have decided to embrace the clutter in my life and put my energy into things that really “spark joy.”
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Celebrating the New Year Over a Lifetime by
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Prompted By The New Year

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Looking over the ways I have celebrated the New Year, it’s hard to remember why it used to be such a big deal.
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