Funny Story… Or Not So Much

"I’ve got a funny story!"  Everyone present turns their attention to you, and expectations of a good laugh are high. You begin your story, confident that others will appreciate it as much as you. It will usually pan out, but occasionally you run into a dud, making everyone (including yourself) question why you’re talking. Half…
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My Baby Book

    No doubt about it, growing up with siblings makes for a well-rounded individual.  Being the third of four brats has its benefits and drawbacks. I had an older brother constantly threatening my life, an older sister bossing me around, and a little brother I was able to take my frustrations out on.     Besides…
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Running Away From Home

Unless your childhood was perfect, your family was probably pretty good at upsetting you.  Surely we all dealt with this in different ways – the most common being running away from home.  Mom would blame you for something your brother did, and the next thing you knew, you were packing up your G.I. Joe or…
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Kid Recipes

Life was so simple as a kid. Though I’m still a kid at heart, there is just no going back to the times when I didn’t have a care in the world other than which neighbor’s yard I was playing in.   Though it’s nearly impossible to recall the portion of our lives that were…
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I Love Getting Mail

I love getting mail.  Opening up my mailbox to a bill, some junk mail, or fliers is far better than receiving nothing.  Without a doubt, written letters, cards or packages from friends or family will make me smile. For this reason, I was devastated the other day when getting my mail. I received what appeared…
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