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My mother had shown an interest in drawing portraits as a young married woman. I have a few hand drawing from those years, but she put them aside for family’s sake until after we were are all gone, and my … Continue reading

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JUNE 20, 1913

I checked online for famous people born on June 20, 1913.  I found that Rosa Parks, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jesse Owens were born in 1913 but no celebrities on June 20, 1913. There was at least one! My mom … Continue reading

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There once was a child named Sadie Who bounced, jumped, and twirled As bands slipped from hair uncurled. Would Sadie ever become a lady? Now ninety, age has done her no favors And sitting has now replaced labors. Her mind … Continue reading

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Time is near for you to go. Go in victory, as  you have taught. You have climbed the mountains high, And you’ve enjoyed the valleys low. You have won the battles fought, Taught your kids to reach the sky, To … Continue reading

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“Come along, don’t be slow. Don’t tag along watching grass grow. Quickly now.  Get out of bed. We don’t have time to be a sleepyhead. Come on in, don’t track in snow. There’s not time to watch the snow blow. … Continue reading

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Does this mom get a bit carried away with her idioms?  Have fun with this “idiomatic” mom. ************** Dear Son, my own flesh and blood: To see you would be a sight for sore eyes.  You are the heart of … Continue reading

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A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her death affected me. Oh, I’m not talking about the pain, the agony, the … Continue reading

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  Someone on Facebook deserves credit for passing along this gem:  “I’m convinced that buying craft material and actually making crafts are two different hobbies.” My mother actually used her craft materials!  Crocheting, painting, sewing, writing.  She kept few “just … Continue reading

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So this is the outcome!  You began the wanderjahr of chasing your dream on a pennyworth of funds, with a pint of whiskey and a sleeping bag,  and fists quick to punch.   What now, Wastrel?  Metals pawned? Marooned on cement?  … Continue reading

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AMY RODGERS VENTER (The following selection is from a post to Facebook, 2013) A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her … Continue reading

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