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The Sharing Tree by
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Prompted By Charity

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I hope the preschoolers we taught remember that charity begins in our hearts and in the way we treat one another.
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Remembering Babyhood with Love by
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Prompted By Baby Books

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When I thumb through my mother’s attempt to memorialize my early childhood, it doesn’t really matter what she wrote or what she saved. The love with which she did it is what endures.
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Surprise, You’re Pregnant by
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Prompted By Surprise!

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Becoming pregnant was shrouded in mystery back then. There was always an element of surprise when I became pregnant.
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Ok, Boomer by
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Prompted By Ageism

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Young people are using the phrase OK, boomer to indicate disdain for folks of my generation.
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My Celebrity Crushes by
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Prompted By The Crush

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In July of 2018, Arthur Andrew Gelien died. I knew him as Tab Hunter and had his picture pasted in a scrapbook devoted to my celebrity crushes. I was my granddaughter’s age when I swooned to his song Young Love and watched him in the movie Damn Yankees. He was cute and, like several of…
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When Hated-Filled Bullying Replaces Hope and Change   by
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Prompted By Bullying

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I want to put my grandkids in a bubble to keep them from seeing all of the hatred and bullying out there since Trump descended that golden escalator.
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Grandma and the Mean Girl Dolls by
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Prompted By Bullying

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I hoped my granddaughter and her peers would embrace the importance of sisterhood before the Mean Girl games of middle school took over.
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Suicide Mission to the Library by
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Prompted By Libraries

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There is nothing I love more than reading to young children. I felt like we had fallen into a treasure trove of great entertainment.
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The Day My Computer Blew Up by
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Prompted By Hacks and Scams

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The screen froze. A red, pulsing light covered QuickBooks, accompanied by a loud, persistent beep. I froze in horror, as this old laptop contained all of my husband’s bookkeeping and our personal finances in Quicken. The only thing visible was a Windows logo and a trouble-shooting phone number. I know. I should never have called…
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