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A War Experience Recovered by
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Prompted By Memorabilia

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Why the small beige box was in my mother's dresser I'll never know. The items pictured belonged to my father's father ...
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Creative cooking with what we have by
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Prompted By Recipes

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It didn't help that mom and grandma didn't write anything down. "You'll know when it's done ... just add a shake of that ..." was their response to my questions.
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Calamity Rainbow by
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Prompted By Superstition

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Each time, shortly after I saw a rainbow, something bad would happen. Thus began what my husband and I called "the year of calamity and death."
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Scents and non-scents by
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He was wearing Brut, perhaps in retrospect not the most subtle of scents. But I'll never forget the scent of Brut, forever associated with the amazing excitement of that first kiss.
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Some Random Pandemic Thoughts by
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Once the shutdown happened, a friend phoned me asking when I thought we'd be released from it. "June," I replied without hesitation. I so wanted to be wrong, but the data guided me.
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Someone’s at the Door by
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Prompted By Door-to-Door Sales

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The schtick was to make the parents guilty that their children were falling behind in school and things would get dire if they didn't get the encyclopedia.
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Dreaming of Oz in Technicolor by
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Prompted By Dreams

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I've always dreamed in color. Colors that I've never seen in nature appear in my dreams.
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A Seder Celebrating Sacrifice and Safety by
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I have no memory of what we spoke about but cannot forget the image of this wonderful woman, now frail and with hands gnarled and arthritic, and her family's fortitude and selflessness.
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Saved from the Tree by the Cat by
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Prompted By Close Calls

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I looked into the back yard and saw my enormous oak tree whirling like a cocktail's swizzle stick, and then with a huge crack and boom, the tree split into three parts, from top to bottom.
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Loud and Abominable by
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Prompted By Nicknames

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Henrietta was an awkward name for a tiny child ... so the family called her Yettie.
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