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Due to my father’s surprise business mission to do work on the Gulf, my family and I are staying in a penthouse condo (on the 18th floor!) in Gulf Shores.  What a blessing – it’s beautiful here!  Early this morning my mother, seven of my

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What better way to spend a dreary, cloudy day in early January than to reminisce all day long? I have no intention of wasting time, necessarily, but rather passing the depressing time of recovering from festivities and colds… {Oh, never mind…} Now that I am

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We have had a series of surprising events lately.   Mitzi, much to the family’s astonishment, had a little tom kitten the other morning in the kennel.  That was not supposed to happen.  She was not supposed to have a third litter of kittens.  She was scheduled

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“This is the best day of my life,” my little sister Abigail once announced at supper one evening years ago. What was so wonderful about that time? We were eating spaghetti, for one thing – Abby’s favorite food. She was around 6 years old at

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