Start by making a brief outline of your life, decade by decade. Where were you born? When? Family size? Describe your childhood. What do you remember as positive events? Negative events ? Holidays and celebrations? Schools, friends, organizations, teachers, pets? Teen years? Moves? Jobs? Friends? Twenties: education, jobs, love life, adventures, aspirations, national events.Thirties, forties,…

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Some people enjoy talking to hear their own voice or just to fill the void of silence. However, l discovered when working at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in San Diego this was not always the case. “Morning, Miss Betty. Did you know today is free day at the zoo? I think that’s very generous…

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My mother was a sweet, gentle woman of the Old South – brought up to work hard, extend hospitality, provide comfort, serve where called, serve her God, and do all with patience and grace. She dreamed of going to China as a medical missionary, of saving the heathens for Jesus. How peculiar, then, that she…

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town No roses were frozen, no snow fluttered down. No children in flannels were tucked into bed they all were shorty pajamas instead. T0 find Christmas bouquets was not very hard, For poinsettias grew in every backyard. In front of the houses, Daddies and Moms. were¬†…

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It feels sooooo good to be back home again! On the road, away from your abode it’s hard to find stuff, searching for things can be tough.   Things you really NEED, aren’t always there indeed, Like scissors, and scotch tape and flashlights and pocket knives.   (Damn those terrorists!),   And finger nail files…

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When asked the frequently asked question, “How are you? An old and wonderful friend of mine used to respond with, “Still Kicking, BUT NOT AS HIGH!” That’s my situation, too. Still swimming, but not as far, Still dancing, but not as fast. Still loving, but not as often. Still sleeping, but not as regular. Still…

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