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Chicken Soup

“He had a well-bred face,” her mother said, stirring a pot on the stove. “Or as my mama would say, a horsey face. He would have made a handsome horse in fact. Teeth that were a bit over-sized and looked … Continue reading

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Lucinda and the Barn

  They say everyone who looks into their family history will find a secret sooner or later. My sister sat down with my grandfather shortly before he died and asked him about his life and relatives and anything he might … Continue reading

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For My Sake

Please try to persuade him to come, for my sake, she said, and I wondered, not for the first time, what sake she meant. It’s a funny phrase, for my sake, that is, and I was always thinking about how … Continue reading

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30 Years Later-The life & Death of Brad Koehly

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of someone I loved very dearly. His name was Brad Koehly and we were both 21, madly in love, and students at Chico State University, California.  On this date in 1982, he … Continue reading

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The Charms of Staying in Nicholas’s Room

I just got back from spending the weekend in Colorado Springs with my brother Paul and his family.  My 7-year-old nephew Nicholas let me sleep in his room and he moved across the hall to sleep in his older brother’s room … Continue reading

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A Magical Family Weekend

Janelle and I are sitting in the San Francisco airport waiting for our flight to England. It was a long fabulous family reunion weekend and I am still stuffed from our many meals. My brother Paul and his wife Kim … Continue reading

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