20 Years

20 Years
    Today is Memoir Monday (OK, it is Tuesday, but I have an excuse).  This is where I give you a chance to write and link up and answer the question about your past.  Yesterday was my 20 th  anniversary, and my husband and I actually went on a date! ...
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Think of a Few People Who Made You Feel Special

At the top of the list of a rew people who made me feel special are my new cousins.  I have met them here and there through my Genealogy work.  I have known three of my new cousins now for about 2-3 years.  But they all make me feel special.  They...
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Preserving Stories with Life Review Recordings

  As a Hospice Chaplain I have the honor of being able to listen to a lot of life stories. I am touched by all of them. There was a patient that I went to visit not long ago that agreed to let me record our conversation. We sat at her...
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How I met your mother...

How I met your mother...
I met Mom working at the Harry Doehla Greeting Card Company [local company started in the 1920s: see article from 1962 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19620630&id=xrUrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1v4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5126,5946058 ] My first impression of her was that she was silly but not a wise guy and fun to be with; easy to please, but noisy; willing to do...
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Friday Night was Bath Night

Friday Night was Bath Night
This week's topic is Childhood Routines and Graham, like many others, chose to focus on bathtime which was usually a weekly occurence.
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One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons

One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons
The sun had not yet risen in the city and already it was getting hot, not that it had ever really cooled off in the night. Two days before, on Tuesday, a new record was set for the hottest day ever recorded, only for it to be broken the very next...
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My Dream of Cheryl

My Dream of Cheryl
  My Dream of Cheryl By Anita A. Chambers I met Cheryl Ann Posey (later to become Hemingway) in about 1974 when we were both single teens not too far out of high school.  Cheryl was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I joined...
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My First Pet - Ruff

Margaret was 13 when she got her first pet - an Olde English Sheepdpg!  
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Letter to My Grandfather

Letter to My Grandfather
March 19, 2013 Dear Grandpop, Today you would have been 95, if we still had you on this earth. But as it turns out, you were only with us 90 and 3/4 years. I miss you. Life goes on and time continues, but when I fully allow myself to dive into...
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THE LOAD WE BEAR

             Once upon a time, when I did what real men do, I was a Cobra (gunship) pilot.  And I was driving back from an airfield where I was the safety officer in charge of some REAL cosmic stuff, and I noticed a pilot walking along,...
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Wanted: Hero. No Experience Necessary...

  WANTED: Hero.  No Experience Necessary ...      Have you ever noticed how the only rotten kids always live down the street?  I mean, YOU're kid… MY kid… they are learning, having problems, working them out.  It is all part of growing up, gaining maturity.  But the kid down the street…...
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On Soaring With Eagles...

On Soaring With Eagles...
                                              On Soaring with the Eagles …      Okay, the dang kid was… Well, he was sort of a jerk, actually.  For years.  And he was always very...
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The Old Salem Town Hall

The Old Salem Town Hall
Written by Marva Twitchell Davis The building has the year 1901 on it and was built as the Town Hall.  It is made of light brick and red sandstone.  The red sandstone was hauled from Spanish Fork Canyon.  The outside walls are made of one brick and two adobe.  The divided...
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My Extended Family

In this story Bill talks about his brothers and sisters, their education and their closeness as a family and community.  
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My Extended Family

My Extended Family
Graham tells the Life Story Circle about his extended family - on both sides...
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On Getting the Right Attitude

  On Getting The Right Attitude ...           No one can make you happy, or unhappy.  You may become that way, but trust me, 95% of the time, you will shape your happiness with your attitude.  And it is only a matter of convenience just how offended you can be about...
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My Siblings

My Siblings
Graham recalls elder sister Joy who baked great rock buns and looked after her younger brother.
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An Orphan Discovers Her Family

An Orphan Discovers Her Family
Pat recalls the trauma and joy of discovering her extended family after so many years of knowing only that she  was an orphan.
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FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME - DURING DINNERTIME

Some of my earliest memories, throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, are of sitting around the dinner table with my mom, dad, and sister. Dinner was at 5 o’clock prompt. Mom cooked every night. It was just something we did. Didn’t everyone? When I began working in NYC and not getting off...
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98 and Stuck in Hospital

It's 7pm and my nanna has now been in hospital for one week. She has been brilliant staying in her own home 97 years but as 98 approached she took to her bed, prefering to sleep the day away. Concerned, my father called in the carers. Just prior to her stay...
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