My Mom’s Teacups

As a little girl, I was in awe of my mother’s china teacups; each unique, delicate and exquisite. For special occasions I helped her to set the dining table.

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“Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates”, Forrest Gump

“Here’s Something New To Feel Good About Today!” My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump Do you tend to over analyze your choices making your decisions based upon what your thoughts dictate? Or, are you someone who in the end no...

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Light of My Life

The Long Beach Police Department assigned my husband to rotating shifts the year our son, Steve, started first grade. So Bob slept mornings and worked evenings. On weekends often he’d pull a day shift. Our schedules rarely jibed.

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My Greatest Love Lesson

Here’s Something New to Feel Good About Today! “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu Relationships are our greatest teachers, especially those that break open our hearts. Who was the first love of your life and what valuable lesson did you learn...

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God Sent Me Someone

“What’s the matter with that girl now? Is she going to bawl the rest of her life? Tell her to get in here and wash the dishes,” my dad said. My mother had more sympathy. At first we thought I had a rash. Big ugly red bumps appeared all over my face, but when they turned into ugly sores, I could hardly bear it.

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The Grey Hairpin

© Linda Albert Whenever my grandmother came to visit, I was obligated to share my bedroom with her. I can still picture her relieving her pendulous breasts from the confines of her corset, then removing the pins from the bun in her snow-white hair. But though peeking at granny while pretending to be asleep provided some...

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