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To Spit or Swallow – Elaina Portugal – November 27th, 2018

  To Spit or Swallow? – Elaina Portugal- November 27th, 2018   I scurried through Dollar General looking for ant bait, scratching at every imagined itch. The pesky little buggers had formed a conga line from the base of my … Continue reading

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Tasting My Childhood – Elaina Portugal – 12/24/17

Tasting My Childhood – Elaina Portugal 12/24/17 My kitchen counters are covered in flour and the temperature in the kitchen must be ten degrees warmer than the rest of the house. Poluski, polish potato dumplings, are rolled on the counter … Continue reading

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Hoarding — Kerry – 2/1/2016

Hoarding February 1, 2016 If I am a hoarder, it is a hoarder of experiences. Because I don’t trust my recall, I collect memories. Photographs pressed into scrapbooks and photo albums. Smiling faces transformed into personal artwork behind ornate frames. … Continue reading

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Packing Memories – Amanda – 1/27/2016

Packing Memories January 27, 2015 I finally put away our Christmas decorations this past weekend. I’d wanted to take them down on January 9, the first weekend after Twelfth Night, but I yielded to pleas for “just one more week” … Continue reading

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Life Goes On — Mary – 1/16/2016

Life Goes On January 16, 2016 It’s been five years and one month since my Dad passed away on Christmas Day. Thirty-three years ago, my mom passed away in the same month she was born. Being a numbers addict, I … Continue reading

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Chasing Rainbows at Christmas – Elaina – 12/16/15

Chasing Rainbows at Christmas- Elaina Portugal December 16, 2015 Dear Reader- As the Christmas holiday approaches, my family asks what I want. Like many people, I have a laundry list of things, but that doesn’t feel like a present to … Continue reading

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Memoryball — Amanda – 10/21/15

Memoryball October 21, 2015 The last time I paid attention to a baseball playoff, my nine-year-old daughter still needed a Bumbo to sit upright. It was Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championships, and the Mets’ Carlos Beltran stood … Continue reading

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