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Mail

Word has it the U.S. Post Office will stop Saturday delivery in August. This makes me sad. The fact I’m sad makes me old. It seems I’m among the last generation to consider it an obligation to check the mailbox … Continue reading

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Fat Stoppers Evangelism

I’m tickled that Jan Rizzo picked up “Fat Stoppers Evangelism” as a Seeds for the Parish post on Living Lutheran. Find it at http://bit.ly/10GashT. Fat Stoppers first appeared in the April 1993 issue of Lutheran Woman Today, now Gather magazine. Oh, my, it’s the 20th … Continue reading

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Raow, Raow

The video below a shining example of positive reinforcement. Walter learned the day-care version of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” at daycare. Mommy and Daddy and then Umma and Baba learned to prompt Walter to scream on cue, and then … Continue reading

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Anniversaries

Yesterday, Paul and I celebrated 36 years of hyphenated life. Today, I observe my first anniversary working at Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Transitions R Us. Thank God for a loyal and loving life partner. Paul created a slide show for our anniversary. … Continue reading

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Horsey

This is a story about a Fisher-Price riding horse that survived a going-out-of-business sale, a downsizing-to-a-condo moving sale, and a garage fire.  Now, 31 years after purchase, it is a toy passed from one generation to another. Sometime in 1981, a … Continue reading

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WDTM?

Today we closed on the Park Ridge condo. What does this mean (WDTM)? It means Paul and I get to live together again. Last weekend, Paul moved into the “Crick” apartment and furnishings moved into storage. It means a financial weight is lifted … Continue reading

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Remembered in October

 Since 1985, every year on October 9, I remember a terrible-wonderful time of healing and abundant grace upon grace. The first time I told the story was in the December 1986 issue of Family Computing magazine. On October 9, 2010, … Continue reading

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Living Hope

“Living Hope: Funeral Hymns and Scripture,” a Women of the ELCA program I wrote and compiled, is now online and ready to download. In addition to group activities, individuals will find inspiration in the personal reflections (see pp. 6, 18-23) and … Continue reading

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Willing

Paul and I have new wills and updated trusts, power of attorney for property, and power of attorney for health care. It’s a good feeling. I love estate planning.  Thanks to wonderful things like life insurance, pensions and retirement accounts, … Continue reading

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