Category Archives: memories

Robbed of a Robe

This week, a few weeks before Christmas, we are discussing the favorite gifts that we have given. The idea was mine. When we make schedules here at 4F, 1H, we split it into three-month blocks so that we each take … Continue reading

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Gifts are for Giving

This week’s holiday topic: Choosing gifts for others, and a favorite gift that I’ve given. Growing up in a small family, Christmases were generally quiet. Most of our relatives overseas don’t really celebrate the holiday, so there weren’t many gifts … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Sandy James

Today I’d like to welcome author Sandy James, with whom I have become Facebook Friends through mutual friends. Glad to finally have you here, Sandy! Thanks so much for having me!! Sandy is a prolific, award-winning writer of romances. She … Continue reading

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So Many, So Soon

This week we are asked to name those who have ‘gone too soon’, those who left the world before they could have contributed so much more. I thought politically and John Fitzgerald Kennedy was on my list. Jeff named him … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility, Kind Of

This week we are asked: Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought that an incident there would make a good scene in a book? Oh, yes! Many things in my life make good topics for … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Authors often take scenes or situations from real life and put them into their stories. So this week I asked my fellow bloggers, “Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought an incident would make a … Continue reading

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First Publications, Looking Forward

Our very first publications and/or bylines, how did they feel? With the first ones in school, I felt embarrassed. I had very little self-esteem and I had critical people around me, so I never felt anything was good enough when … Continue reading

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