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Memories of Everett and The Impact He Left

By Iris Ruth Pastor The first time I met Everett he was standing in my living room, painting the walls sage green. His paint can was resting on top of my new Oriental rug. I didn’t stop for introductions or admonitions. I headed straight for the phone and called...

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Springtime Cleaning – Turning Your Clutter Into Cash

Many baby boomers have closets, drawers, and boxes full of no longer used items and springtime is a perfect time to clean out these things and preserve what we want to keep and dispose of the things we no longer need. There’s also the added bonus of possibly making some money.

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Eleven Things Mothers-In-Law Are Just Itching To Tell Their Daughters-In-Law

By Iris Ruth Pastor Ever read any books on how to be the best mother-in-law possible? There is one rule repeated in every single chapter: Keep Your Mouth Shut. I asked a good friend about the Keep Your Mouth Shut rule. She looked at me in disbelief. As if,...

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10 Tips to Mothers-In-Law from Daughters-In-Law

By Iris Ruth Pastor Family unity and healthy interactions, who could possibly be against that? So in a quest to be loving, gracious and wise mother-in-law, I asked daughters-in-law of all ages what would they like their mothers-in-law to know in order to maximize healthy relationships between them. Here’s what they said.

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Final Conversations With A Loved One

By Bart Astor I read an interesting op-ed recently by Katie Roiphe called “Dying with Nothing to Say” in which she talks about “last conversations” and being able to have a conversation with a dying loved one. I thought a lot about what Ms. Roiphe wrote and, of course,...

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Is Your Legacy Half Full or Half Empty?

By Richard Weijo   We often have heard the phrase – is your glass-half-full or half-empty? This often refers to whether we are optimistic or pessimistic. But there is a different interpretation when we consider our legacy to future generations. Our legacy includes all of the gifts – whether...

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