No Matter What by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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My family has not had any feuds that I know of, although there have been estrangements, which seem like two different things.
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Thanks, But No Thanks(giving) by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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There are many quotations that say, in effect, that there are no truly “functional” families; rather, each family is dysfunctional in its own unique way.  The featured image is one of my favorite renditions of that idea.  And, in keeping with it, I do not pretend that my family has been immune from family feuds.*…
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Passed Down Feud by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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My maternal grandmother, Belle Perlis (Anglicized from Potocksy) Stein, was the oldest of nine siblings, all of whom came to the Unites States from Bialystock, Russia (territorial Lithuanian). My grandparents came in 1906, as I’ve written about several times in the past. They landed on Ellis Island and made their way to Toledo, lived in…
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Pillow Fight by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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Of course, the feud’s origin dated back decades before the pillow incident.
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Around the World in 80 Days by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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I seldom saw my parents feuding,  but there was one issue they couldn’t agree on.  When my mother retired after years of teaching she wanted my father to retire as well,  so,  like many of their retired friends,  they could travel freely. They had traveled a bit over the years – across country,  to Mexico…
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A friendly feud by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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Nearly every winter, it seems, my wife and I engage in a friendly feud about how many pets are enough.
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News, Tragedy, and Unity by
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Prompted By Assassination

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When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the news media became a national unifier. Would the same be true today?
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If You Want Me, I’ll Be in the Lab* by
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I'd like to say that it was a summer out of a Ray Bradbury tale...
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Flashbulb Memories: Three Assassinations by
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Prompted By Assassination

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Flash bulb memories: three assassinations that shaped my world view from age 18 to 23.
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