Happy New Year 2021 Most experts agree that it’s important for people to say farewell to 2020 in a healthy way. They say it’s not only OK to acknowledge all

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By Emer Martin RESIST What have we done? We fear a ludicrous man— a liar barking insults deafening dreams, his tiny heart squeezed dry, a blind crafty rat stumbling a maze

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Learning to Learn By Linda  Schumacher They were two physically tiring, emotionally blessing weeks this summer My tech savvy 10 year old granddaughter lived in our spare bedroom Her Ipad and

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Looks like your grandkids have been making poems about the holidays — and you. Who knew they could be so sentimental? Read this cute poem about the holidays and grandparents.

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She pulls me along the red tile stripes that crisscross the plaza—Don’t touch the cement Grandma, and she giggles. She’s in charge and I’m her charge, willing to follow her

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Remember the good old days before technology invaded nearly every part of your life? Face-to-face conversations were a common occurrence, and nobody wore little buds in their ears. Back then the

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There’s little left that I can do.  My bones are weak,  my strength is gone; my days of lifting children high,  of sending kites  up to the sky,  of playing

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I carried my 3 year old son into the bank and walked up to the teller.  “Hello”, she said to us.  Shyly, my son put his head down on my

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At age 3, my granddaughter had a playroom so full of toys there wasn’t room to play.  I suggested a project.  We would pick up each toy and she could

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It happened after I walked the hall all day and heard talk of surgery, after the grumpy nurse ran me out of the hall three times because my ear was

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Grandpa’s Dream The snow crackles under my feet As I make my way back to the farmhouse. The newly cut Christmas tree Leaving a solitary trail behind me Covering my

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  We live the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia.  I have included a picture of Short Creek Farm,         where we live.  We built it ourselves.  It has

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Today I heard a child call for his mother. I turned, and almost answered – and discovered a new thing. I am a mother now as I was then, and

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In the dim and distant past, When life’s tempo wasn’t fast, Grandma used to rock and knit, Crochet, tat and babysit. When we were in a jam, We could always

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Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby…. Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, “normal” is history. Somebody said

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Toyland! Toyland! Little girl and boy land, While you dwell within it, You are ever happy then. Childhood’s joyland, Mystic merry Toyland! Once you pass its borders You can ne’er

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