Category Archives: FAMILY

LIFE AND LIFE

Eighteen years ago my first grandson was born. He was a nine and a half pound package of joy, a gift to fill my heart. He was delivered caesarian section and because he was so big and my daughter is … Continue reading

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HANGIN’ IN THERE

That’s what I’m doing today – just hangin’ in there. A visit with the doctor yesterday brought the unwelcome news that the Leukemia has broken out of remission and is very aggressive. So I’m back in the hospital today and … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S DAY

“M” is for the million things she gave me, “O” means only that she’s growing old, “T” is for the tears she shed to save me, “H” is for her heart of purest gold; “E” is for her eyes, with … Continue reading

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PURE JOY

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. … Continue reading

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LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

“Blow me a kiss across the room; Say I look nice when I’m not. Touch my hair as you pass my chair, Little things mean a lot” Here is another simple song from the fifties that reminds us how important … Continue reading

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THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

I grew up in the forties and fifties. Things were very different back then; in some ways better, in other ways not. I am convinced that “today” is the best; yesterday is gone and tomorrow is unpredictable. Nevertheless, it’s fun … Continue reading

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BACK TO THE “BRIG”

As I write this, I’m in a temporary room while they clean my room for another stay in the hospital. Seems my body is doing a little battle with the new stem cells (called Host vs. Graft disease), which is … Continue reading

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