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The Eyes Have It (15 Stories)

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Maybe you were born with perfect vision, or maybe you have worn glasses or contacts for much of your life. Maybe you just wear glasses for reading, or for distance vision. More recently, maybe you've failed a DMV vision test, or you've had cataract or other eye surgery. Think back ... on the role of glasses, contacts, and/or changes in your vision over your lifetime. Share your The Eyes Have It stories forward.

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What My Mother Told Me (15 Stories)

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On this Mother’s Day weekend, our thoughts turn to our mothers, our own mothering experiences, or even our adult daughters as mothers. Mothers can be sources of advice, wisdom, warnings, and family stories. Think back . . . to some memorable account, caution, or counsel that your mother gave you that has stayed with you all these years. Share your What My Mother Told Me stories forward.
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Auctions and Raffles (9 Stories)

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Whether boisterous or silent, auctions engage your bidding skills. You might pay a bargain price—or way too much—for that coveted item, or end up with something unwanted. But maybe you prefer raffles and leaving a win to chance. Think back … what was your biggest win, or most painful loss, at an auction? What was your favorite raffle prize? Or, are you the person who never wins anything? Share your Auctions and Raffles stories forward.
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Refugees (15 Stories)

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Most recently, the war in Ukraine has made them visible, but refugees have been a sad part of our lives for as long as we can remember. Many of us are here because our grandparents or great grandparents were refugees seeking safety and a better life. Think back … how have refugees impacted your life? Were you ever involved in efforts to resettle them or help them in other ways? Share your refugees stories forward.
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Pandemic, Year Three (13 Stories)

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Last month ushered in the third year of COVID-19. The good news is that Omicron is waning, but questions remain. To mask or not to mask? Gather indoors, or outdoors only? Think back … to the past months and years. What has this novel time been like for you, family, friends, and community? What has gone back to “normal”? What may have changed forever? Share your Pandemic, Year Three stories forward.
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