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  • My son is a man of character, heart, wit, love, and pure tenderness. My wish for him is that he portrays these attributes to those around him. On his Birthday, I wrote this to convey my love to him.

    A Mother's Wish To Her Son

    A Mother's Wish To Her Son

    by CJ0

  • With the passing of each aunt, there appears another empty seat in our theater. We shift our gaze to the next till the last aunt leaves, and we can only look toward the memories of love and support.

    Tribute to the Last Aunt

    Tribute to the Last Aunt

    by Dora Weithers58

  • Trish Burr is the epitome of the well-known phrase, 'Practice Makes Perfect'. Her delicately embroidered birds, flowers and portraits are in a class all their own. Have a look at some of these gorgeous three-dimensional works of art. Our grandmothers did some lovely embroideries but they were nothing like this.

    Embroideries of Trish Burr -- True Inspirations

    Embroideries of Trish Burr -- True Inspirations

    by Pamela Dapples27

  • Self-discipline, hard work and recognizing the importance of schoolwork are traits that pay tremendous dividends for any high school student who possesses them. This is a short narrative of my dealings with those traits as a teenager.

    A Teenager in Cold Water (Agua Fria)

    A Teenager in Cold Water (Agua Fria)

    by Robert Odell Jr0

  • Taxi driving was a great adventure. Never a boring day but I had an experience that I will never forget. My story.

    My Experiences as a Taxi driver

    My Experiences as a Taxi driver

    by Angel Caleb Santos19

  • End of life for a loved one is a traumatic event. Losing someone that we care about is heartbreaking, yet celebrating their life doesn't have to be sad nor expensive.

    Cap's Celebration of Life

    Cap's Celebration of Life

    by Linda Bilyeu71

  • Finally, the unvarnished truth about Abitibi Canyon and it's residents! Were the Canyonites really tough? Were the curling rocks rigged? The truth is revealed in this explosive article!

    Abitibi Canyon - a world of its own

    Abitibi Canyon - a world of its own

    by Bob Hunter29

  • Thirteen years ago this June, we discovered that the feral cat that had taken up residence in our backyard was not a he, but a she. So we named her Frankie instead of Frank. She had a litter of six kittens under a sheet of plywood that was leaning...

    Taming Feral Cats -- or Not

    Taming Feral Cats -- or Not

    by Sue Pratt6

  • Do you believe in miracles? Why not? They happen everywhere in everyday life. This story shows how certain sports activities make the author believe in miracles with God helping her all the way.

    Believe in Miracles- God Will Make a Way

    Believe in Miracles- God Will Make a Way

    by Rosina S Khan21

  • For months, I continued to suffer in silence unable to tell anyone that each day I was closer to the brink of self destruction and crying out for help. Then I took the first steps of getting help.

    First Steps: Seeking Help For My Anxiety Disorder

    First Steps: Seeking Help For My Anxiety Disorder

    by Jennifer B0

  • Oh sure, cockatoos look all sweet and cuddly, but are they really? Listen to my side of the story, and you might see as I do that they are manipulative, malicious, little beasts, perpetually plotting to kill their owners and fly or flop into the great blue yonder...

    The Evil Scheming of a Vicious Cockatoo

    The Evil Scheming of a Vicious Cockatoo

    by Theophanes Avery32

  • Angelica Hairston was born to play the harp, but the young African American musician is striving for a higher goal by challenging the stats to empower classical artists of color.

    Harp Angel on a Mission

    Harp Angel on a Mission

    by Your Cousins4

  • In the 1940s and early 50s we were brought up and disciplined quite differently to the way that most children are today. This hub allows you to take a peek at how one working class mum did it.

    Working Class Life - A 1950s Mum and discipline

    Working Class Life - A 1950s Mum and discipline

    by maggs2246

  • This article is about my mom and dad surviving World War II with three kids and sheltering Jewish people in their home. Swapping Dad's paintings for some potatoes. It wasn't easy, but we all survived.

    Surviving the 1944 Dutch Famine

    Surviving the 1944 Dutch Famine

    by Titia Geertman11

  • My dad passed away in October, 2017. This is not just another write-up for Hubpages...perhaps a way to pen my feelings. One more effort to feel a little lighter and cope with the loss of my Dad!

    Coping With The Death of My Dad

    Coping With The Death of My Dad

    by Sudipa5

  • I was too shy to ask the librarian where the children’s books were located, so the first books I read were adult novels & poems located in the perfect spot for the extremely bashful— near the exit.

    Eight Memories of Reading

    Eight Memories of Reading

    by Jill Spencer16

  • Edith Piaf was known as "The Little Sparrow." I wrote a biographical poem to honor Piaf and her talent and to tell a little about her success and, also, her sadness.

    Edith Piaf: The Little Sparrow with No Regrets

    Edith Piaf: The Little Sparrow with No Regrets

    by Catherine Giordano8

  • The 17th November in Greece marks an historic event. Each year the citizens of Athens and Thessaloniki march in memory of the students that stood against the government in 1973. Each year the march can end in violence. As an uninformed tourist, this is my story...

    Surviving a Protest in Greece

    Surviving a Protest in Greece

    by Antony Pilkington0

  • Jimmy Jean offers classes for small groups in the North Dordogne, South Charente regions of France. He wants his students to speak the language in the vernacular.

    French Lessons With Jimmy Jean

    French Lessons With Jimmy Jean

    by Annabelle Johnson3

  • Memories of my grandmother and her family living in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence and the 1916 Easter Rising. How as an ordinary family living in tenement rooms in Dublin they got on with raising their family as best they could from 1907 to 1960.

    Memories of My Great Grandparents in Dublin From 1870 to 1960

    Memories of My Great Grandparents in Dublin From 1870 to 1960

    by L M Reid39

  • My Dad, who was an artist, served in the Dutch Army during the Indonesian Independance War from 1946-1949 . He never spoke about this war, but we got an impression through his drawings.

    My Dad Was a Soldier in Indonesia - 1946-1949

    My Dad Was a Soldier in Indonesia - 1946-1949

    by Titia Geertman5

  • This hub tackles the reputation of Latin prayers in this modern world. This tells about a true account of a soldier in relation to life and the power of prayer.

    ORACION: Are Latin Prayers Powerful?

    ORACION: Are Latin Prayers Powerful?

    by go-barbara-go9

  • I remember that late September afternoon like it was yesterday. I was 17 and a senior at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. All of the senior girls had been invited to an assembly, sponsored by the Tournament of Roses Association. The...

    Memoirs of A Rose Princess

    Memoirs of A Rose Princess

    by Sylvia Van Peebles7

  • In this article, I recall special times with mom and dad. My memories include family activities, summer visits back home to Wisconsin, and traveling together over the years.

    Special Memories of Mom and Dad

    Special Memories of Mom and Dad

    by Paul Richard Kuehn12

  • Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner was not supposed to be a disaster, nor was it supposed to be funny. It ended up being both. But all good plans can go awry...

    My First Thanksgiving Disaster

    My First Thanksgiving Disaster

    by Stephanie Henkel47

  • An 80 year old shares his memories of 1930s and 1940s school days in Chelsea, Kansas. The town of Chelsea is long gone from the map, but his memories keep that time alive for us.

    Chelsea School Memories

    Chelsea School Memories

    by Virginia Allain4

  • A little tribute to my mother.. she passed on from this world on the 30th of July 2012. It has been difficult to write this ...the pain is still fresh... She was a great lady.. a wonderful woman.

    A Tribute to My Mother - A Woman of Courage

    A Tribute to My Mother - A Woman of Courage

    by Sophie42

  • A Christmas shopper's dilemma: should you brave the inclement British weather or stay home and shop online? The supposed arrival of the end of the world on 22nd Dec 2012 added to all the fun!

    Christmas Shopping

    Christmas Shopping

    by Stella Kaye2

  • I was frightened when my great grandma said a mouse had been in the confectioner's sugar because I had been eating it almost daily. Imagine my surprise when the culprit was revealed.

    The Mouse in the Powdered Sugar

    The Mouse in the Powdered Sugar

    by Cheryl E Preston5

  • More than 30 years ago, I came close to participating in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C... but my skills betrayed me at the worst possible time.

    I Was a Spelling Bee Washout

    I Was a Spelling Bee Washout

    by Keith Abt14

  • Betsy Terrell was with Poppa Neutrino for many of his amazing adventures. This includes performing as a street musician worldwide, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a raft and more.

    Betsy Terrell: Modern Nomadic Adventurer

    Betsy Terrell: Modern Nomadic Adventurer

    by Readmikenow15

  • Loving an old dog is the next closest thing to looking in the mirror and seeing your own senior reflection staring back.

    What It Means to Love an Old Dog

    What It Means to Love an Old Dog

    by Lisa Tippette11

  • After a particularly difficult winter, when April Fools Day came around I felt that laughter was the only thing to cure my depression. A good practical joke is worth a million dollars worth of therapy.

    Practical Jokes From April Fools Day

    Practical Jokes From April Fools Day

    by Denise McGill4

  • Christmas can be a magical time of year. It can also be challenging, particularly in case of serious illness or the passing of a loved one. Here are my thoughts on finding peace during the holidays.

    Christmas Meanings and Memories

    Christmas Meanings and Memories

    by Carolyn Fields2

  • A woman's character is reflected in her holiday cooking. Mother was a unique lady, a first generation American. Her pioneer spirit definitely showed in her fruitcake--the world's best!

    The World's Best Fruitcake, a Memoir

    The World's Best Fruitcake, a Memoir

    by Marie Flint12

  • I gave birth and for the first time in my life I have consciously realized, with my whole being, that I have a mother too. And I needed her, I needed her more than anything. But she wasn't there.

    Being a Mom Without a Mom

    Being a Mom Without a Mom

    by Ksenija6

  • My father's older brother, Uncle Augie, was always my favorite uncle. In addition to sharing a passion for baseball, my uncle tried to teach me golf and enjoyed talking about the Milwaukee Braves. While living on the farm, I always looked forward to Uncle Augie's visits.

    My Favorite Uncle

    My Favorite Uncle

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

  • In a world where animal societies and human culture entwine, challenges, triumphs and lessons abound. This is the true story of Mitchell Cooper, the socially awkward, nest rejected laughing dove, and the struggles faced in his quest to rejoin his species out in the "wilds" of suburban Perth...

    The Tale of Mitchell Cooper the Social Misfit (A.K.A. Operation Dove Rescue)

    The Tale of Mitchell Cooper the Social Misfit (A.K.A. Operation Dove Rescue)

    by Mel Stewart0

  • Growing up with very little relationship, it is still hard as an adult to hear others explain the man my father was to them- when I still am at odds with what his absence did to me

    Songs of My Father

    Songs of My Father

    by Jennifer B3

  • A personal spiritual journey of Good Guy with Tzu Chi. A pilgrimage to the Master's abode in Hualien, East Taiwan, to be confirmed as a Tzu Chi certified volunteer.

    My Spiritual Destination in Tzu Chi

    My Spiritual Destination in Tzu Chi

    by Justin Choo3

  • Hettie Lee (Will) Anderson, circa 1895 Foreword: I was fortunate to have acquired a typed diary from my great, great grandma, on my mother's side, of her experience in northern Nebraksa as a homesteader during the 1880s. For the value and...

    1880s Homesteader's Diary

    1880s Homesteader's Diary

    by Jondolar19

  • "I grew up in rural Arkansas on Route 4. That road is now called Dixon Road. Our house was across the street from Primrose Methodist Church and a few houses down from Granite Mountain Hospital, operated by Dr. Samuel P. Junkin, my grandfather. When...

    Arkansas Christmas

    Arkansas Christmas

    by Sue Pratt12

  • This is the story of a pretty much mundane trip to Arkansas that turned into quite an adventure. For one day, I was a hero (not a heroine; the word doesn't resonate) in at least my own eyes and those of one other person. It was a mystical day of karma or kindness or maybe just love. It was the beginning of a long journey for me of looking for and finding joy in unexpected places.

    Hitchhikers, Yes or No?

    Hitchhikers, Yes or No?

    by Sue Pratt9

  • When we ponder life, sometimes we should look at it from an animal's perspective; if we only could. One animal that has a special disposition is the American raccoon. They are very nosey, or should I say, politely, inquisitive. Teddy was no exception; he was at the upper scale of nosey.

    Teddy's Burial and Resurrection: The Unique Life of a Tennessee Raccoon

    Teddy's Burial and Resurrection: The Unique Life of a Tennessee Raccoon

    by Gerry Glenn Jones6

  • Among three generations of women, she was the first to become a young bride, establish a family complete with husband and wife, and bear her children within her marriage. She was a desirable role model.

    Tribute to a Cousin and Role Model

    Tribute to a Cousin and Role Model

    by Dora Weithers55

  • Experiencing a major hurricane should be a once in a lifetime experience. You emerge from it wiser and more mature and your perspective on life can never be the same again.

    Experiencing Hurricane Maria

    Experiencing Hurricane Maria

    by Joyette Fabien6

  • During the 1950s, I never paid much attention to the news on television or in the paper. In 1957, there were, however, exciting and interesting things happening all around this 13-year-old. This article fondly recalls special events that occurred to my family and me.

    1957 Through the Eyes of a 13-Year-Old

    1957 Through the Eyes of a 13-Year-Old

    by Paul Richard Kuehn12

  • I learned that it wasn't easy getting into medical school in the 1960s. A person has to have the smarts, aptitude, and persevering desire which everyone does not have to become a doctor.

    Studying Pre-Med in The 1960s

    Studying Pre-Med in The 1960s

    by Paul Richard Kuehn22

  • In 1957, Charles and Dorothy Kuehn purchased a 117-acre farm just north of Honey Creek, Wisconsin. Dad and mom realized the American dream by first being able to own their own farm and then ultimately by being able to ship Grade A milk in the late 1970s. This is a modern history of our farm.

    Realizing the American Dream by Having a Family Farm

    Realizing the American Dream by Having a Family Farm

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.

    Cholera in North America: How It Showed up in My Family Tree

    Cholera in North America: How It Showed up in My Family Tree

    by Cynthia Zirkwitz12

  • A 23 year- old gold seeker arrived in San Francisco from Massachusetts in 1854. His observations and opinions of the California Gold Rush are recorded in well preserved letters.

    Letters of a Gold Rush Pioneer

    Letters of a Gold Rush Pioneer

    by Rochelle Frank25

  • When I got married in 1973, a future divorce in 1992 was inconceivable. This article first recalls a happy marriage in Taiwan in the 1970s. It then remembers challenges, frustrations, and success after moving to the United States and living in Toledo and Maryland during the period 1979-1983.

    Good Times from My First Marriage 1973-1983

    Good Times from My First Marriage 1973-1983

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Orchid has been in and out of the life since she was a young woman. Of her many experiences, she has finally found some satisfaction and some peace. The following is a true account and her story.

    Meet a GILF Escort

    Meet a GILF Escort

    by Finnegan Williams4

  • There is a song that reminds me of my mother. The song that usually makes me cry hopelessly, every time I hear it on the radio. I have it on my iTunes playlist and as I scroll past the song title, I hesitate to click , knowing very well I am going to be heavy with grief, choked with emotion and generally make a spectacle of myself.

    And I Will Always Love You: A Mother's Day Memory

    And I Will Always Love You: A Mother's Day Memory

    by Mohan Kumar83

  • She was someone in my life who made everything better just by listening and now she's gone. For the first time in a long time I realize again how precious life is and that time is a priceless gift.

    Saying Goodbye to Mom

    Saying Goodbye to Mom

    by Pam Irie33

  • Artist, Linda Wages, acquired a God-inspired talent during her later adult years. Her drawings are examples of how our early experiences generate expressions of beauty later in life.

    The Efflorescence Of A Late Bloomer

    The Efflorescence Of A Late Bloomer

    by Dianna Mendez41

  • Sometimes it takes writing about it to realize the truth...

    Who Am I: An Essay

    Who Am I: An Essay

    by Mackenzie Skelton0

  • Sergeant Georgina Stone joined the Airforce in World War 2. But that didn't stop her getting caught up in hilarious pranks! Includes being chased by a Spitfire, losing her dignity and her skirt while putting on a parachute, knocking out a ghost and last but not least getting cosy with a King! Just another day in the life of my mother the WAAF!

    Sergeant Georgina Stone - Funny Tales From Her Time In The RAF.

    Sergeant Georgina Stone - Funny Tales From Her Time In The RAF.

    by Nell Rose49

  • I became a woman in the 1960s. By the age of 25 I was one of the rarities for the time in that I was divorced and had two young sons to raise. Divorce was very much frowned upon. Women were suppose to marry and stay married, no matter what. No...

    Women in the Workforce in the Mid-1960s

    Women in the Workforce in the Mid-1960s

    by romneykat9

  • A look back at the 1930s at some of the experiences of my grandparents, Frank and Ivy Trigg, who were bringing up two young children (my mum Audrey and my uncle, Ken) in Hunslet, Leeds, UK.

    A Nostalgic Look at Life in Yorkshire in the 1930s

    A Nostalgic Look at Life in Yorkshire in the 1930s

    by Karen Evans4

  • Who isn't full of memories? I have my share and these are of a time when my children were young and life was wonderful.

    Wistful Winter Memories

    Wistful Winter Memories

    by Jackie Lynnley16

  • When I met this beautiful little girl, she was two years old. Blood was not a factor, and we bonded instantly. In so many ways it was almost magical.

    My Lost Grand Daughter

    My Lost Grand Daughter

    by Susan8

  • My mom who is 83 came to live with me. I'm feeling so blessed to have her still. As most kids do I left home in my 20's and no more to return - except for visits. But mom stayed in Minnesota, was caretaker to other family members, and now she's...

    My Mom, Family Love

    My Mom, Family Love

    by Jay Johnson0

  • Memories from the War to End All Wars still linger, nearly one hundred years after it began. Travelling through France and Belgium it is impossible not to be touched by the horrors which are still visible in the landscape.

    A Corner Of A Forgotten Field

    A Corner Of A Forgotten Field

    by Anne Harrison48

  • Crochet is easy to do, is relaxing and rewarding. Crochet on auto pilot with just a couple of stitches. Here are some of my creations using a couple of couple of easy stitches.

    Why I Crochet With Love

    Why I Crochet With Love

    by Louise Elcross4

  • In 1985 the only thing many Americans knew about Korea was what Korean War veterans told them or what they saw on the popular television show M*A*S*H. This article is from the perspective of someone who had never been outside North America.

    Korea in the Mid-80s

    Korea in the Mid-80s

    by Robert Sacchi14

  • I believed that nothing could compare to the mountains in Denver, especially Estes Park. In 2007, Joe and I took at trip to the Canadian Rockies. They are Denver times ten. Not only the mountains but Lake Louise, the wildlife, the birds, all of it made for a marvelous and awe-inspiring trip.

    Canadian Rockies

    Canadian Rockies

    by Sue Pratt4

  • In this article, I reflect on meaningful memories of past Christmas. Relive my memories of Christmas as a boy, young man, father, and an older man. Read how I have played Santa Claus three times in my life.

    Memories of Past Christmas

    Memories of Past Christmas

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Ann Street, Greenock, 1967 McLean Museum - Eugene Mehat My mother grew up in Greenock, Scotland. She was born there, at The Rankin Hospital, and lived in the town until she was nineteen years old. She still remembers the exact addresses she lived at...

    Greenock, Then and Now

    Greenock, Then and Now

    by fi fi45

  • The true story of the power of prayer, the importance of Faith in our lives, and how it transformed my life.

    How I Got To Heaven

    How I Got To Heaven

    by Dan Dildy0

  • Someone was actually paying me to drive them around Downtown Dallas in a brand new Cadillac. What could possibly go wrong?

    My Day as the Chauffeur

    My Day as the Chauffeur

    by Peg Cole86

  • In 1991 I got to see it more as a native than a visitor. Many things were the same as they were when I left Korea in 1986. Some things had subtle differences. Some things may have been the same but I hadn’t seen or noticed them before.

    Korean Vacation – 1991

    Korean Vacation – 1991

    by Robert Sacchi14

  • Death. The longer we live, the more of it we see. What does it take to watch loved ones pass on? What gives meaning in the midst dying? This essay is based on the courage and experiences of my mother.

    Courage to Watch Them Die: An Essay by cam

    Courage to Watch Them Die: An Essay by cam

    by Chris Mills21

  • My life with a schizophrenic. He was also diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the new way to say multiple personalities. We were together 5 years.

    Living With a Schizophrenic

    Living With a Schizophrenic

    by Kari Poulsen24

  • When I was a child, from the age of one year old, I was always surrounded by animals, including dogs, rabbits, birds, rodents and fish. I had a great childhood and it also taught me to love animals.

    Growing Up around Animals is Good for Children

    Growing Up around Animals is Good for Children

    by Karen Evans5

  • This is our Love story. It started in the 1950's during our college years. This coming May 8 will be our 60th wedding anniversary. We thank the Lord for all the blessings he has given us.

    Our Love Story and  60th Wedding Anniversary

    Our Love Story and 60th Wedding Anniversary

    by David B Katague13

  • Emigrating to Australia in 1967: My mother tells us her memories of living and working in Australia in the 1960's. She immigrated with her husband and five young children as £10 Poms. Migration Memories on board the Ship Castel Felice.

    Memories of an Irish Mother Living in Australia in 1967

    Memories of an Irish Mother Living in Australia in 1967

    by L M Reid40

  • These are my reflections at the age of 66. It seems that suddenly I'm old: not ancient, but old. And it's okay. There is definitely good to be found with age, at least from my perspective.

    Turn Back Time

    Turn Back Time

    by Sue Pratt2

  • Anything is game, bugs, worms, paper, rugs, my Min Pin eats it! For such a small dog he sure does have an appetite.Life with my Min Pin who eats everything is an adventure.

    My Min Pin Eats Everything

    My Min Pin Eats Everything

    by Mary Craig32

  • When I was a little girl, my mother got polio. I stayed with my grandparents in their old Victorian home. My grandmother was not good with children but we made a connection with old keepsakes.

    My Grandmother's Attic

    My Grandmother's Attic

    by Dolores Monet60

  • This is the story of a remarkable woman born when Queen Victoria was still on the throne. It tells of life back in the early 1900s and the hardships of raising a family of ten children in a two bedroomed house in Birkenhead. Life back then was very different and every day was a battle.

    A Victorian Woman of Substance

    A Victorian Woman of Substance

    by maggs22414

  • My parents were two of the most generous people you could ever hope to meet. During their lives, mom and dad sacrificed so much for the well-being of me and four other siblings. This article recalls how generous my parents really were.

    The Generosity of Mom and Dad

    The Generosity of Mom and Dad

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Feral cats make wonderful outdoor pets. This is the story of Frankie, who's lived in my backyard for many years. She has an irritable disposition and still spits at the ones who feed her, but we love our wild girl who rode out Hurricane Katrina and survived raccoons, dogs, and other cats invading her domain

    Feral Cat Frankie

    Feral Cat Frankie

    by Sue Pratt10

  • These are my thoughts on becoming 67. Maybe they will save someone all the time I spent finally realizing what matters in life.

    Age Is an Art:  67th Birthday

    Age Is an Art: 67th Birthday

    by Sue Pratt14

  • A fascinating first hand account of working class life in 1940s and 50's which give you a real insight into a lifestyle that has all but disappeared. This article is full of the kind of things that never make it into the history books and allows you to take a peek into what it was like to live in Britain in a working class area as a working class family. See how your granny lived!

    Working Class Life in the 1940s & 50s

    Working Class Life in the 1940s & 50s

    by maggs22452

  • My New Journey With Tzu Chi. Rejuvenating oneself with the stream of living Dharma. Immerse oneself amongst living beings with compassion.

    My New Journey With Tzu Chi

    My New Journey With Tzu Chi

    by Justin Choo7

  • As I approach the big "70," turning 69 this March, dealing with change has become the biggest challenge in my life. Not knowing what surprises and

    Times:  They Are a Changing

    Times: They Are a Changing

    by Sue Pratt4

  • As a child I was born and raised in a military family; with my father serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring. The military dependant life sometimes was not the greatest due to all the relocating that you would have...

    Military Life: Living on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

    Military Life: Living on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

    by stylezink11

  • Below is a copy of the eulogy that I gave at my grandfather's funeral in June 2009.  It was difficult for me to go in front of hundreds of people and say these words at such a sad time, but I felt that it was something I owed him and a testament to...

    A Final Farewell to My Grandfather

    A Final Farewell to My Grandfather

    by kkolosh0

  • It has been a year since I saw you lying in the centre of the room, surrounded by wailing relatives and distressed mourners.

    Father's Day ~ Thank you, Dad.

    Father's Day ~ Thank you, Dad.

    by Mohan Kumar45

  • It was a privilege to share his journey. That is reason for gratitude, not regret. What is clear to me right now is that reopening the door that time has closed is reopening the door to nowhere.

    Tribute to the Memory of Someone Special

    Tribute to the Memory of Someone Special

    by Dora Weithers80

  • This is another true tale from my "simple," teenage life. And this narrative taught me how to not be too suspicious of Substitute teachers.

    The Day of The Too-Cool Sub. PE Teacher

    The Day of The Too-Cool Sub. PE Teacher

    by Kenneth Avery0

  • Death is a topic that brings us face to face with our own mortality. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is especially troubling. This is a memorial for a precious nephew.

    A Life Not Yet Lived

    A Life Not Yet Lived

    by Patricia Scott58

  • My grandmother was the model of applied wisdom for a theology major doing his post graduate studies in wisdom literature. She was a character profile of age and wisdom to family members and others.

    Tribute to the Memory of A Wise Grandmother

    Tribute to the Memory of A Wise Grandmother

    by Dora Weithers44

  • The railroad brought me into Huntington, WV in 1976. A train did not actucally bring me but my dad worked for The Chessie System and he was transferred from Cumberland, Maryland to Huntington, WV. He began to work at the old OH Building where the DMV is now on Madison Avenue. The following is some of my memories of Huntington. I have collected pictures of Huntington through the years and some blogs I have written about some of my favorite memories of Huntington and some of my favorite stories

    Memories Of Huntington, WV

    Memories Of Huntington, WV

    by Alligator Jackson4

  • I love being a Dad to my two kids. I first wrote this just after the birth of my Daughter as an homage to how I felt.

    My Fatherhood Journey

    My Fatherhood Journey

    by stereomike838

  • We had just settled in a new place by the sea. It was a colony full of Russian families. This short article story shows picture-wise how we got entwined with them, laughing, talking, and playing with them, spending time with them and getting to know them better. Interested? Read on.

    A Picture Story of Memories Staying by the Sea

    A Picture Story of Memories Staying by the Sea

    by Rosina S Khan4

  • I love Thanksgiving, but it always brings back the memory of the 60's and how so many of our boys were sent to Vietnam. This is the story of my brother. My older and loved brother. My only brother!

    A Story of Thanksgiving, My Brother, and Vietnam

    A Story of Thanksgiving, My Brother, and Vietnam

    by Rachel L Alba42

  • Anthony Robbins takes seminar attendees through the Firewalk experience of walking on hot coals. This takes place during the 3 day seminar entitled,"Unleash The Power Within" that Tony Robbins presents all over the world. This hub is the actual account of my firewalk experience.

    Fire Walk: Walking on Hot Coals With Tony Robbins

    Fire Walk: Walking on Hot Coals With Tony Robbins

    by Karen Hellier9

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