Category Archives: Memories

A Story of Dogs, Ship, Presidents, Speed, and Being at the Right Place at the Right Time

This morning Fox News was broadcasting the Commissioning of the new Navy aircraft carrier battleship, the Gerald R. Ford.  Wonderful event with Trump arriving by helicopter.  I had the TV on in my bedroom and living room  so that I … Continue reading

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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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These Are a Few of My Favorite Christmas Things

Christmas Carols.  I love playing Christmas carols on the radio, from my digital media, and especially making my own music on the piano!  I love singing Christmas songs around the house, in the car, and at church with the choir.  … 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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Grief at Christmas and Remembering the Joy

So many of us have grief memories to deal with at Christmas.   Some find the grief so overwhelming that there can be no celebratory spirit for what is termed the “happiest time of the year.” Christmas is my favorite holiday, … 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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Transfixed But Not Dead

My Bible study workbook asked the question:  Have you ever had a negative experience where you can see God’s hand in the process and in the positive outcome?  Explain.   Yes!  Several times, but the one with the greatest financial impact … Continue reading

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