Thank God for Memory by Patti Shene

THANK GOD FOR MEMORY Two deaths in the space of four months—first my mom in February, then my husband in June—labels 2016 a tough year in my history book. Death of a loved one is never easy, but to experience two losses in such a short period of time is like having the ambulance transporting you after a car wreck you just survived T-boned on the way to the hospital.…

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Creating Lasting Memories by Jennifer Slattery

They say when you reach the end of your life, memories play back like snapshots.   Images of your first best friend, your first doll house, your first day of school … your first surprise birthday party.   I was five or six, young enough to have little concept of time, when my parents decided to throw my first surprise party. Had I been a year or two older, their…

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Valentine Memories: You Rock and I Got This On Sale

So, Valentine’s Day… Hallmark conspiracy or a great day to focus on love? I’m spending my day in an unconventional way (hint: Cue the Law and Order music) but thought I’d share a couple Valentine memories over the years. It’s funny how my romance meter ebbs and flows. I’m 6 and in the first grade and I get the stomach flu. I miss an entire week of school including my…

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