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Honoring A Strong Woman

Posted by mcm0704 on August 15, 2016 |

Last week my oldest sister died, and I was in Houston for her memorial. My other siblings – five of us left now – asked me to speak at the memorial on behalf of the brothers and sisters. It was an honor to be asked to do that, and I decided to share some of […]

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Remembering

Posted by mcm0704 on April 2, 2016 |

It was two years ago today that my sister and I said a final goodbye to our mother. She had died on March 28th, and on April 2nd. we had a memorial Mass for her at the local Catholic church. I was honored to be able to sing her into heaven with two of my kids, Dany and […]

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Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted by mcm0704 on November 26, 2015 |

For all of my American readers, I send out a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day is blessed by the love of family, good food, and all the things that make lasting memories. The following was first a column for the Plano Star Courier back when I wrote a weekly humor column for them. […]

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Posted by mcm0704 on November 27, 2014 |

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I loved cooking the big dinner, with prep starting days in advance. We had to make the pies at least two days early so we had plenty of time to test them and make sure they were good enough for the big day. Too bad if […]

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Remembering Dad

Posted by mcm0704 on June 14, 2014 |

First I want to wish all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day. I know it is not until tomorrow, but I am doing posts early for the weekend, then I won’t be online much. This is an especially difficult Father’s Day for me and my kids as it is the first without my husband being […]

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Pigtails? Curls? Perms?

Posted by mcm0704 on May 14, 2014 |

Please welcome Becky Lewellen Povich as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She is the author of the memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs, that I reviewed on Sunday. Today, Becky has quite a hairstyle dilemma, so maybe we can help her out. Grab a donut and a cup of coffee and read on…. When I was a […]

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A Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted by mcm0704 on November 28, 2013 |

For all of my American readers, I send out a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day is blessed by the love of family, good food, and all the things that make lasting memories. And also wishing all my Jewish readers a Happy and Blessed Hanukkah. The following is a piece I wrote in 2009 […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on November 25, 2013 |

Freezing rain and sleet here this morning. That does not bode well for the pine trees that are so distressed from drought and pine beetles. Here’s hoping that none of them come down on my fences or buildings.  Since we are heading on toward Thanksgiving, I thought I would reprise my Thanksgiving reflection. Enjoy…. There’s […]

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Preserving the Past

Posted by mcm0704 on July 2, 2012 |

Natalie Marshall, a junior at a Dallas high school, recently wrote a column for The Dallas Morning News about how precious memories are. She was inspired to write because her grandmother has Alzheimer’s, and the old lady’s memories are fading, but that wasn’t the main point she wanted to make. Because of the mental devastation […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by mcm0704 on November 25, 2010 |

When our children were young,  it was hard for me to face the formidable task of creating Thanksgiving Days that would live in glory for our children. Would they ever match the standard set by my memories? By the time our children were old enough to appreciate the holiday, we were living in Texas, so […]

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