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Elizabeth Donald
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Voices in the dark
Our house is more than a century old, and sometimes that shows in weird little design quirks. And I'm not talking about the ghost. Sure, we have electricity, central heat and air (pretty much - holy Hera it's been cold). But most of that stuff was added on ...
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Snippets: New Year edition
PHOTOG: I have the Spice Girls running through my head. Help. ME: You can always play "It's a Small World." That'll erase it. PHOTOG: Noooo. Never mind. Change of topic. ME: I got stuck in that ride for 47 minutes. In the refrain. It caused psychological da...
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Teddy bears and rainbows
I was doing all right until I dropped the sugar. We'd gotten the bad news at church Sunday morning: Candace had taken a turn for the worse. Candace Sauermann, our dear friend and long-time church family member, who had been battling her third round with can...
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Snippets: Holiday Sappiness Edition
music swells MAN: sniffle ME: ... seriously? MAN: Oh shush. ME: Hon. MAN: wipes eyes ME: You are such a marshmallow. MAN: I am not. I'm sniffle mean. ME: Love, you are not going to make it through It's a Wonderful Life  if you cry at the end of Grin...
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The Richest Man in Town
It's hard to admit it, but I cry like a child every time. Admit it: so do you. Of course, I'm talking about the end of It's a Wonderful Life.  We've all seen it so many times that it's a movie-length cliche. It's the hokey ending that solves all the problem...
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Snippets: Holiday stress edition
MAN: Ooh, the tree light timer. I need to set it - what time is it? BOY: Hold on. MAN: You got your phone? BOY: Yes, just a second.... fiddles with phone MAN: waits BOY: It's... hmm. ME: Boys. There is a clock on the wall. BOY: But... we've got our phon...
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A man with no statue: Rudy Wilson
He called me his daughter. It was half-affection, half-running joke, because we couldn't have looked more different. But there was no doubt that Rudy Wilson was everyone's dad, complete with dad jokes, and his death this week is a blow to the entire communi...
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Thanksgiving Feast
I had multiple requests for recipes to my Thanksgiving menu, so here they are, attributed when I can remember where I got them... Eggs Benedict from Patrice Stribling Nelson (with modifications) This is a heart attack on a plate, but it's so worth it. We us...
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Giving Thanks
I've never been all that good at the traditional Thanksgiving toast, where we go around the table and say what we're giving thanks for this year. Partly because my answer is always the same: my family. I am blessed with a wonderful family that loves me and ...
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A literal sucker punch
Yesterday I messaged a friend that I had been sucker-punched in the head. He said, "I saw, I'm so sorry." He thought I was talking in metaphor, because my grandmother passed away Friday morning and there has been much reminiscing on Facebook. Grammy's death...
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