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Monday, April 12, 2010. Ten years – it feels like a lifetime ago, and yet I can remember it like it was yesterday. When I woke up that morning, I had no idea that my beloved husband, Sam, wouldn’t be with us by that evening. He died of a massive heart attack that day. In…

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My husband, Bob, and I just bought a 1300 square foot 1969 rancher. The funny thing is, it is almost an exact replica of the 1968 rancher that my late husband and I bought more than 25 years ago, right down to the dark paneling on either side of the brick fireplace in the living…

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Retirement. Downsizing. Words that might be in the back of your mind once you reach a certain age, but believe me, it comes faster and sooner than you expect. And the definition of those words, the reasons behind them, and the timing are different to everyone. There might be various reasons you’re choosing any of…

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I’ve had a smile on my face since I picked up my book, “I Didn’t See That Coming!” from the printers a few weeks ago. Not only is it from the excitement about getting it printed, but it was also the culmination of a dream that began forming five years ago, two years after Sam’s…

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It was pre-dawn when I found myself awake on the houseboat during my recent vacation. The stars were bright enough to shed light on the lake that surrounded us. The stillness was eerie—the only sounds I could hear were the rhythmic chirping of the forest critters, their cadence like a song that they all know…

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