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Mel Lavine

The Amazing Roosevelts

By Mel Lavine

September 25, 2014

The first two hours of Ken Burns’ story on the three Roosevelts — Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor — began on Sunday at 8 on PBS. It is running two hours a night over seven nights this week.The first two hours sagged a little under the celebrity tone ... Read more »

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Marie Wallingford

Helping Mother

By Marie Wallingford

September 25, 2014

Leaving Mother’s place was always a terrible time for me; I was always crying! I just couldn’t face the fact that my mother wasn’t going to get better.First she had a massive stroke with a long recovery with a few trips to the hospital ... Read more »

Pat Dellisanti

A Fish Tale

By Pat Dellisanti

September 23, 2014

Our first trip to the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona came about after we braved the primitive Apache Trail and stayed at Judd’s Ranch for a weekend. When we told our friends, Ed and Pat Benedict, about our trip we were urged to travel a ... Read more »

Harry Hesket

A Quick History of My Army Career

By Harry Hesket

September 17, 2014

I was born in North Dakota and graduated from high school in June, 1934. That summer the only work I could get was day labor on neighbor's farms. The pay was only a dollar a day and a big noon meal. I soon took off ... Read more »

John V. Fleming

Member of the Wedding

By John V. Fleming

September 12, 2014

There is much to worry about these days, so that occasions for unalloyed rejoicing are to be fully indulged. I just returned from one in Birmingham, Alabama, and despite the torturous circumstances of the returning flights, I’m stoked with optimism about our country’s human capital. Read more »

A. Jean Lesher

The Power of Pink

By A. Jean Lesher

September 11, 2014

Why do so many little girls wear pink and their parents encourage this? It all has to do with sex, not just gender. Read more »

Suellen Zima

War Made Clear

By Suellen Zima

September 11, 2014

About a year ago, I started thinking about the third book I wanted to write. Since it's a philosophical science fiction story, I wanted to invent a planet of peace. Was it even possible to have a planet of peace? What would it look like? Read more »

Mel Lavine

The Summer of Lost Things

By Mel Lavine

September 4, 2014

It started in June when my 1992 Honda flunked its smog test. I put money into repairs and it passed. The car was good for another 100,000 miles.A few days later the Honda was stolen. The police found it almost immediately minus the battery ... Read more »

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