Category Archives: Family

A Memorial to Janet Eva Presher Herne

Janet’s 80th birthday party, Sept. 10, 2016 When 4 years old,  my big brother, 15, met Janet, 14, at church. They dated for 3 years, then wanted to marry, but, at their ages, could not without parental consent.  I remember … Continue reading

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The Softening of Grief – Remembering My Daughter

A young woman who lost her twin, Danny, a close friend of my son Greg, wrote to me a few months after Karin’s death about the hole in their family’s hearts, with the comforting words of “Karin was beautiful inside … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas Memories in the Attic on a Hot Summer Day

  I am on the move again which entails sorting, throwing out, and having serendipity moments of long-forgotten memories.  We are having a summer of consistent 100+ degree days, making work in the attic rough sledding.  I made another sweep … Continue reading

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Beauty Is In the Eye of the Grandchild

  It is fun to realize your grandchildren can teach you!  My grandson, who is now 12, spends summers with me. A friend called to ask if she could drop by my house, so I told him we needed to … Continue reading

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This Should Be Karin’s 42nd Birthday

Karin’s 23rd birthday celebrated at Planet Hollywood, Paris. Today is the day to celebrate my daughter’s birth!  We had her for 35 glorious years!  She was the perfect child:  industrious, ambitious, diligent student, compassionate, always in a circle of friends, … Continue reading

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Generations of Fathers

Frank L. Putnam, 1867 – 1942 Not only do we each have a father, but our fathers and mothers had fathers too!  We each have a legacy of fathers to remember. Today and throughout this week, I particularly remember the … Continue reading

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My MOB Speech at my Daughter’s Wedding, May 30, 1999

My daughter, Karin, whom we lost in 2008, married Steve 16 years ago today.  For my Mother-of-the-Bride speech at the reception, I wanted to sing “The Spirit Song” by John Wimber, but feared I could never get through it.  So … Continue reading

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