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Left Behind

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These are the items not rescued when/if my house burned down. I didn’t include them in the five most important because of their bulk and the difficulty in getting to them in an emergency. 1. Genealogy Binders of birth certificates, … Continue reading

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House on fire!

Quick! The house is on fire! Grab…. This is a great wake-up call and reminder to re-assess our emergency grab bag. We each have a backpack filled with 72-hr emergency supplies, including a change of clothes, MREs (Meals-Ready-T0-Eat, in military lingo), … Continue reading

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Lexicography–Secret Names

The Daily Prompt was an easy one for me today. Our family makes up words–names, actually–for each member of our family. It started when my husband was a child. His father made up “secret names” for each of the 6 … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: 50 words of Chagrin

  Turning to the man behind me I* said, “You can order; I haven’t decided.” “Mac’n fries,” He told the cashier. “Sounds good, I’ll have the same.” A tray arrived with fries, which I began sampling. “You through?”  He asked. “Just need my Big … Continue reading

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Believe it or not

Three Things I believe 1. I believe families are forever. The relationships we make in this life were meant to endure throughout the eternities. 2. I believe we are all God’s children, made in His image. That makes us all … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Golden Years

Write…a synopsis of your memoir. What are some significant milestones in your life? Which age was the best, and which was the worst? For this challenge, I was reminded of a book I ran across called, “Not Quite What I … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Perspective

Took this photo on my walk last evening. You can see the sky is beginning to darken, as the sun goes down…or is that the sky?? With a more distant perspective, you can see that the scene is mirrored in … Continue reading

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Three Haikus

The WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge revisits the theme of three with the assignment to write a post using three photographs for inspiration. I was mulling this over at the same time I was mulling the prospects of getting out for … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Becán is a Mayan fortified city which is now a ruin. Its unique attributes of a deep moat with high earthwork walls and tall towers match the descriptions of fortifications built by Captain Moroni in the Book of Mormon.  My early-morning religion … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

My best dream was short as well as sweet. It was a few months after my father passed away. I dreamed I saw him, dressed in white and smiling. He spoke to me and assured me he was ok, and … Continue reading

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