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Bonni Brodnick
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Writer, Blogger

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Buster Brown Shoes (Arf, Arf!)
An old friend of mine touched base on Facebook and asked ... "Does anyone remember getting a new pair of shoes for first day of school?" Hell, yeah!! For eons, my father was an exec with Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis. (They even named a sporty shoe after ...
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Hudson Valley Writers Center and "Fall 1966: The Cool and Groovy Look"
Take a trip to Macy's fabric floor in 1966. Here you'll find my mother prepped to select patterns, zippers, threads and buttons as she begins her annual mission to hand-sew our childhood wardrobe.  I am pleased to announce that my new piece -- "Fall 1966: T...
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"Fall 1966: The Cool and Groovy Look"
W hen I was growing up, my mother sewed everything my sister and I wore. Dresses. Skirts. Blouses. Bathing suits. Coats. Everything but our underwear.   By early August, my mother was already planning what we would wear on the first day of school. It was ti...
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I Say "Tomato," You Say "Listeria Monocytogenes"
My daughter (the doctor-to-be) drove us up to the Vineyard. As we were driving, I pulled out the tomatoes I brought as a pre-repast at Wendy's.  "Would you like a tomato?" I asked. I popped one in my mouth. "Did you wash them?" "No," I responded while poppi...
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Next to a Tree
Bonni in the mighty woods of California.  Do the (very) tall trees make me feel: 1. Weeny 2. Young ... and wondering what the hey they  eat to be so big and strong? Yes.    -->
Next to a Tree
Next to a Tree
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Call Me By My Name
Nicknames are lovingly given to replace someone's real name. For example, is there anything more endearing than "Schmoopey"? (It's what I sometimes call my dog. A pet name, so to speak.) Or, the diminutive for someone who is "ace" at something might be my d...
Call Me By My Name
Call Me By My Name
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Poster Child for A-Fib
So here I am, doing research for a new writing project. I googled "atrial fibrillation." In the right-hand column I see ... no, wait ... is it really ... ME ?  ( Click here ) The chick in the photo looks exactly like me (plus 30 lbs. ... like, me when I was...
Poster Child for A-Fib
Poster Child for A-Fib
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Neurology Appointment, 1-Year Anniversary: Don't Give Up
(Left to right) My sister Pamela and my brother Michael. I am so thankful for them. I was returning to Phelps Hospital, where I was for two weeks in-patient rehab. My stroke was mid-April. Perched in my room on the 4th floor, I could watch the seasons chang...
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My Stroke: 1-Year Anniversary
Today is the 1-year anniversary since I had my stroke. I am thankful and grateful for many, many, many things. My family, for their patience, love and encouragement. My friends, for their steadfastness and love. I'm grate-full (new word for "full of gratitu...
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Dog Training: Go Back to Bed
It's 4:30 a.m. and she wants to go out. It's so early. It's too early.  Maggie, our 1-year old Cavapoo ( Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle combo)   has  been getting into bad habits. The night before it was 4 a.m. "Go back to sleep." I reach down the...
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