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People who have made a difference.

A Friend has moved on.

Today (around this time) a respirator will be turned off and what happens next has nothing to do with modern medicine.  The importance of this event is in going forward and working through the feelings to become a better person. … Continue reading

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More than one “Mom”

Over the decades there have been a couple of fine ladies, in addition to my real Mom, who in some way earned “Mom Status”.  This brief accounting is about my “Newton Mom” who had more than enough to handle with … Continue reading

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The “Next Best” is to be cherished.

After the shopping is done, presents opened, and the day relaxes into the gray of the coming evening I am struck with a simple desire to do the impossible. The phone number still works and the house is still there, … Continue reading

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Christmas Day sometime in the 1960s

Sometimes parents forget what their children view as important and one Christmas evening in Woolwich what had been forgotten was a Christmas stocking.  My cousin Hank had left his stocking behind and we were informed we both would do what … Continue reading

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Mom’s Pontiac Bonneville

Throughout the years, almost every car Mom owned had been selected by my Dad or myself.  From the 1968 and 1972 Catalina sedans, the 1976 Buick LeSabre and 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon, and a short lived Pontiac Phoenix.  There was … Continue reading

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Secret treasures

Mom was a packrat.  When she left this world for a better place we found many pieces of her love tucked away in boxes and drawers.  Five years later I finally had the courage to venture into an old desk … Continue reading

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Columbia Avenue, Warwick, RI.

The house was ordinary by any standard, however when it belongs to grandparents it becomes special, especially when my Dad and his brother shared the room upstairs as children. It was the first house I ever saw that had an … Continue reading

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A pair of Socks (My favorite gift)

Birthdays are simply markers of time to associate our lives with the rotation of the earth.  Sometime shortly prior to 3:00am on September 28, my Mom gave birth in what I suspect for her was a defining moment in her … Continue reading

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