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How My Mother Taught Me to Drive by
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Prompted By Learning to Drive

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I had my first accident before I even had a driver’s license. Armed with my learner’s permit, I cautiously drove a few blocks to the A&P with my mother. When, we arrived, she pointed to a spot and told me to pull in there. I did, but I also bumped into the car in the…
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From Ducking Under Desks to Active Shooter Drills by
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Prompted By Cold War Coping

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As part of the duck and cover generation, I despair that my legacy to today’s school children is a country in which they understand that there is no real safety as long as the gun culture persists.
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Earth Day 2019: The Notre Dame Fire by
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Prompted By Earth Day

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This Earth Day, let’s keep in mind that our actions today can improve our health and well-being tomorrow, provide a brighter future for the next generation, and have beneficial consequences many generations from now that could never be foreseen today.
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The Taxman Cometh by
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Prompted By Taxes

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From my father, I inherited the importance of honesty and fairness regarding taxes.
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Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 and Other Poetry in my Life by
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Prompted By Poetry

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The first poem I remember from my childhood is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. I memorized it when I was young to impress my father, who was a huge history buff. Not a great poem, but I still remember some of it: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the…
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When Spring Break Breaks You by
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Prompted By Spring Break

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For my granddaughter with significant disabilities, spring break will literally break her, along with the rest of us.
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Frances Perkins: A Woman I Admire by
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Prompted By Women We Admire

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Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor for all twelve years of his administration, was the first female cabinet secretary and a woman you should know and admire.
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Betrayed by a Church by
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Prompted By Betrayal

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Ironically, being betrayed by a church led to the creation of an early childhood program based on values to which religious institutions should aspire: community, inclusion, acceptance, caring, kindness, and love for children.
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Starting a Marriage in a Garden Apartment by
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Prompted By My First Apartment

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My first real apartment, not counting the college one with mean notes posted on the refrigerator to clean the bathroom and the dial removed from one roommate’s television so no one else could watch it, was the basement unit (AKA Garden Apartment) my new husband and I inhabited right after our wedding in August of…
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New Beginnings Over a Lifetime by
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Prompted By New Beginnings

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I started writing for MyRetrospect in July of 2018, so I’m a relative newbie. John Zussman found a post I had written on another site and asked if he could use it. Then he asked if I wanted to write for Retrospect. I loved the format and, as a woman looking at her 70th birthday…
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