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End of Season Glory by
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Prompted By Fireworks

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Summers on Martha’s Vineyard start slow, pick up steam, then fly by. The third week in August has a particularly frantic pace, as the Agricultural Fair runs Thursday-Sunday of that week, with a carnival side-show, all sorts of animal displays, judging other displays within the Agricultural Hall; photos, crafts, giant pumpkins, everything from across the…
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Not Carrie Bradshaw by
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Prompted By Shoes

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  I’ve always had lousy feet. As a child I had to wear “orthopedic shoes” with arch support in them (saddle shoes in the summer, some black velveteen things in the winter, but always heavy, laced up shoes). Never sneakers, never sandals. Not enough support. I rebelled in 6th grade, while my mother was in…
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Time in a Bottle by
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(216 Stories)

Prompted By Vintage Photos

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I first saw this photo after my mother died. My oldest sister, who is the repository of all the family photos that my parents had (because she lived the closest), was scanning many pictures and emailing them to my other sister and me for use in the shiva-type services we were each having in our…
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Dig, Hippie, Dig! by
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(18 Stories)

Prompted By The Garden

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In my hippie days I lived on a communal farm in Olympia, Washington. I, of all people, a city girl from New York, somehow got the job of planting and nursing the garden. Being a relatively cooperative sort, I didn’t argue, though I knew my hair would frizz in the damp air (my biggest concern…
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My Computer Life, BC and AC by
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(20 Stories)

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My history with computers, both plus and minus in my life and work
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Lessons from My Mother by (2 Stories)

Prompted By How We Met

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Lessons from My Mother   My mother told me, Stay with your own kind. We Jews think alike; we’re all of one mind. But those limitations I could not abide. I had my own values; I had my pride.   So among the many choices of Jews in town, a Catholic and Protestant is what…
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Eat too Much? Drink too Much? by
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(119 Stories)

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Although there are jingles and slogans in advertising today, I don't believe they are as memorable as the ones from our younger years.
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Timeless Friendship by
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(9 Stories)

Prompted By Friendship

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...we've built them into the very framework of what makes us the people we are.
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Day Dreamer by
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(237 Stories)

Prompted By Boredom

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Who has time to be bored? I get lost in my thoughts, day dream, or fantasize; no time to be bored. My mind wanders back to a happy time that I want to re-live and cement in my memory. I will live it over and over. I will write something to a special friend, sometimes…
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Charity Begins At Home Redux (with apologies to Betsy) by
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Prompted By Charity

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I really do a lot of non-profit work and always have.  But, in many ways, I feel as if it was a non-choice given my upbringing.
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