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Rediscovering the Library

I’ve always loved going to the library. As a kid, Mom would take us to the Upshur County Library that Dad helped make possible as a county commissioner. We’d go in the children’s section and could choose any books we wanted. It was heaven. Except for...

Remember Playing Dress Up?

When I was a kid, I had a collection of dress up clothes. I particularly remember a brown and white striped jacket and skirt ensemble that must have been one of Mom’s castoffs. I had some of Grandma’s old slips. Scarves. Costume jewelry. Old Halloween...

Missing My Dad on Father’s Day

It’s been more than two years now and I still have moments when I reach for the phone thinking, I need to call Dad.  I know he’s not missing me. He’s not waiting for me. But when we see each other again . . . well. It’s going to be GOOD. Until...