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I Love My Son
The world is a mess. My son is with us since this pandemic hit the sports world and he is working from home, our home. My new husband is wonderful as he welcomed my grown son with open arms. It's been months and from time to time, uncomfortab...
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Jun 3, 2020
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I Love Nature
The dogwood trees, so delicate, often barely noticeable dot the highway I use to commute to my place of employment. As the sun rises the soft petals explode against the pines. Randomly placed, a gift of nature. I think of the story my Toots ofte...
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Apr 7, 2020
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I Never Got Over Death Of A Loved One
Spring training...it's "our" time of the year. I am no longer a part of an "our" as she has been gone since August. I am an I. How we loved "our" team. We would be on the phone discussing who was who, what was w...
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Feb 27, 2020
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I Love My Son
Sitting on the couch, nursing a cold, I hear my phone ping my "text" ping. I look and an instant smile. It's a text from Stinky. He got that first real coaching job, albeit at a Division 2 school, 600 miles away. I'm proud of ...
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Feb 26, 2020
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I Am a True and Loyal Friend
Did I leave Smitty flat when I found Melon? I remember being very good friends with Smitty, often going to her home hanging with her and her neighborhood friends. We would play ball, ice skate, sled. I can't remember what it was that made us ...
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Jan 24, 2020
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I Am a Ny Yankees Fan
Ten years ago, I made a five dollar bet with my child that Derek Jeter would get elected into the Hall of Fame unanimously. Yesterday afternoon, I texted him asking if he remembered making said bet. He is a man of few words, "I do". ...
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Jan 22, 2020
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I Never Got Over Death Of A Loved One
Last year I sat on the phone, miles away from my bestie both of us had ESPN on the television. We were laughing and giggling reminiscing about all the Yankee games we had attended and having watch Mariano Rivera grow from a skinny kid on the hill to...
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Jan 22, 2020
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I Never Got Over Death Of A Loved One
We met when we were twelve years old in junior high school. We were too young to understand the dance that people do when they meet before creating that bond for life friendship. There was an immediate shift of existing friendships and we became a t...
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Jan 16, 2020
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I Believe In Karma
When you miss me remember when you had me I wasn't enough...
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Dec 12, 2019
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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons
Sometimes the pain of these lessons never seems to lessen. Oh how I loved you and you just couldn't love me back so you pretended and took what you could. You couldn't find the courage to tell me so you strung me along...taking. I re...
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Dec 5, 2019
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I Love My Son
Living his dream has drastically changed our worlds. He lives away, works incredibly long hours and doesn't know from season to season where the winds will take him. Holidays are so different and we can't have any of the old traditions be...
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Nov 27, 2019
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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons
I spent 30+ years working in commercial printing. Landfill, I created landfill. I would eventually wind up in a job handling the production of children's books. I loved it. I love the smell of the ink, the feel of the stock, turning of the p...
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Nov 13, 2019
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I Am a True and Loyal Friend
I don’t know what to do. My best friend of 50 years was put in hospice care yesterday. She was the smart one. I’m the funny one who can’t find anything funny. My heart is broken and she’s not here to talk me thru it. No one left to fix me. What ha...
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Aug 27, 2019
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I Am a True and Loyal Friend
A letter to you, My best buddy is dying. You and I have almost as much history as she and I do. I so want and need to let you know because I love you the way I love her. I don't ever have to explain because we all lived it together. I need ...
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Aug 2, 2019
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I Am a True and Loyal Friend
I allowed my eyes to leak a bit today. I haven't allowed that to happen since I found out you were dying. I'm asking you to be strong and fight hard because I need you. You can't see me suffer knowing you're in pain and continu...
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Jul 31, 2019
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I Am a Hopeless Romantic
I'll always love you, although I don't want to. I still look every day to see if you may have called to me... Sadly, I'm deflated daily. I'll always love you, although I don't want to.
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Jul 26, 2019
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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons
As the song sings, "Send my love to your new lover, treat her better, We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts, We both know we ain't kids no more..." I think of how I walked so far from my lover and the person I thought was my bes...
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Jul 10, 2019
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I Am An Animal Lover
I was Suzie's human. I've never had a dog that loved me more than Suzie. She came into my life at a crucial time. My husband had died unexpectedly, our son in high school and being heavily recruited for college, living in a tougher than ...
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Jul 4, 2019
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I Love My Son
He's having a birthday in a few days and I can't help but reflect. I truly loved the job of being Mom when he was young. I truly love the job of being Friend now that he is no longer young. I raised a fine man who makes me very proud. ...
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Jul 3, 2019
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