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Sister Love

One August day, I was  looking out from  the window of  my new bedroom, one of  three of our   townhouse  in Milpitas, a city located within the Silicon Valley,  where we moved into in March 2017. It’s summertime and … Continue reading

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On Details

The first time I met my grandmother, I was six years old.  My mother, my sister and I, traveled by train from San Francisco to Rosario Mexico, where my grandmother lived. It was the first time both my sister and … Continue reading

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Baking as a Tool for Healing

Around the late 1990s, cross stitching became a fad that everybody in my group of friends, except me, took to  it to while away the time, or possibly to get together to gossip about. In hindsight, and no offense to … Continue reading

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Discovering God’s Love Through Pain

The way I personally experienced God’s love was through the break up of a union that I thought was blissful and made in heaven. It was the 7th of the month of September 1996 when I  confronted my husband (he … Continue reading

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how my fascination with football grew–5 details

When I was in Jr. High I began to watch football with my brother. He was 16 and on our high school football team. We would watch college football on Saturdays and the NFL on Sundays. I would often forgo … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 8 – My Later Years

I am celebrating my 75th Birthday this week.  I have traveled with my youngest daughter, Heather, and her son Brian via car to visit my eldest daughter, Dawn, in Sugar Land, Texas. Dawn’s husband and two oldest children live in … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 7 – Writing about people – Teachers

I had picked one teacher, but as I started writing this lesson there were three that had made an impact on me. My first “romantic” crush was on my bookkeeping teacher, Mr. Foos.  He was soft spoken, Latin-looking (dark hair, … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 6 – Voice and Perspective – Not Afraid Of

Try as I might I could not think of a thing that I was afraid of as a child.  I always felt protected.  Whenever a babysitter was called for it was either my mother, my father, an aunt, or my … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 5 – Scenes – Double Date

It was a warm summer night and it was raining for our double date.  This was my first date with Kurt.  I wore a lime-green, shirt-waist, dress for the occasion.  My girlfriend, Carole, who arranged this double date was similarly … Continue reading

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Between the riot and war

It was the time between July 1964 to April 1965 in East Pakistan This was the ten-month time slot between Hindu-Muslim riot of January ‘64 and the India-Pakistan war in August ’65. We moved to this rented flat with Boro … Continue reading

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