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Caregiving, It’s Hard!

I prayed that God would make it possible for me to spend more time with my mother during her waning years. God answered my prayer, and I now live about 5 miles from her home. I’m not a full-time caregiver, but I share some responsibilities with my brother by helping...

Family and Immigrants

FAMILY AND IMMIGRANTS     Today is my mother’s 105th birthday. Born in 1914, she is the child of immigrant parents. Her mother came to the United States with her family from a mountain village in northern Italy. Her father, a native of Cornwall, England,...

Family Musings

Summer—a time for picnics, vacations, and family reunions. I enjoy attending family reunions because it’s the only time I connect with some of my relatives, and I like being with family. I must confess, however, as each new generation appears, I lose track of who...

Looking Back and Forward

Change is a part of living. It’s not always easy to accept. Change came as I moved into the realm of book publishing. The journey has been long but well worth it. Meadow Song was released on November 20. My book launch party on December 1 was a success. I am...

A Significant Family Day–Happy Birthday, Mom

Today my mom turns 104.  For the past several years, we’ve gathered at her house to celebrate with pizza, which she loves to eat, and a large group of family members. Last year over 50 people crowded into her moderately-sized house. This year Mom requested that...