Monthly Archives: December 2015

IN MEMORY OF SALLY MULLEN 3/13/49 – 11/22/15

(Thank you to all that supported my site this year. I appreciate it. See you in 2017. Sandy) From ‘Cry of the Great Spirit’ Friendship I have been to the end of the earth I have been to the end … Continue reading

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Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory. Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Next morning I awoke, looked out the window and nearly died of fright. My screams brought Atticus from his bathroom half-shaven. “The world’s endin’, Atticus! Please do something -!” I dragged him to the window and pointed. “No it’s not,” … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn’t even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven. Erma Bombeck

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A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WEEK CONCLUDED

Glen had a disability more disfiguring than a burn and more terrifying than cancer. Glen had been born on the day after Christmas. “My parents just combine my birthday with Christmas, that’s all,” he explained. But we knew this was … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem By Dr. Maya Angelou Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses. Flood waters await us in our avenues. Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche Over … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WEEK

The sharp thrill of seeing them [killdeer birds] reminded me of childhood happiness, gifts under the Christmas tree, perhaps, a kind of euphoria we adults manage to shut out most of the time. This is why I bird-watch, to recapture … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WEEK

When you’re a little kid, you have something. Maybe it’s a blanket or a stuffed animal or whatever. For me, it was this stuffed prairie dog that I got one Christmas when I was like three. I don’t even know … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WEEK

I love Christmas. Frosty the Snowman, peace on Earth and mangers, Salvation Army bell ringers and reindeer, the movie ‘Meet Me in St. Louis,’ office parties and cookies. Mo Rocca

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