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A Smell of a Memory

Ahhhh, summer.  Blue skies, monkey in the middle, running through the sprinkler in the side yard.  When I think back to the hot, humid summers of my childhood, all of these things come to mind, but they’re not the first memory to emerge.  Before all of those thoughts, comes the earthy scent of freshly cut […]

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Old-Fashioned Fun

When I was a girl, I used to spend a couple of weeks each summer with my grandparents. Most mornings, after making me breakfast, my grandmother sent me outside to play while she began her daily chores. It seemed like she was forever folding laundry and vacuuming her living room floor. There weren’t many other […]

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