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The Day I Was Electrocuted

On my 21st birthday, my parents sent me down to take ice cream out of the old freezer that they kept in the garage.  I was supposed to bring up a container of vanilla and one of neopolitan.  As I … Continue reading

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The Missing Ornament

I have a special Christmas tradition, which most people don’t follow.  And they don’t realize how lucky they are. When we get our Christmas tree, my husband puts it in the stand and places it in the exact spot I … Continue reading

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The Quarter

On May 12, 1994, I was teaching a class in Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention.  Instead of business attire, for this class I wore sweatpants, a sweatshirt and had my hair up on top of my head in a … Continue reading

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