Category Archives: Family Stories

Torrential Rains and Flooding

Torrential Rains and Flooding by Betty Mason Arthurs   Today in America our hearts, our eyes and our ears are tuned to the reports coming out of Texas and the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. In Houston, over 32,000 people … Continue reading

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Aged Senses for Better…Mostly Worse by Betty Mason Arthurs

For better or for worse, aged bodies and their five senses groan under the load of sensitive blood cells heading to distinction.  Like the antiques rotting in great-granny’s attic, my hearing, vision, touch, taste, and smell have gone kaput. Let’s … Continue reading

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My New Tween Book Release

I squirm a little when it comes to self-promoting a new book. It feels so self-serving and that goes against my grain. But I’m super proud to announce the release of my new book, Meet Shelby Culpepper, which is book … Continue reading

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Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift. A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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The ITCH that almost stole Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

  The ITCH That Almost Stole Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs In the 1970s my husband and I along with our two young children lived in western New York farm country. A week before Christmas, John and our neighbor Junior … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Interview by Betty Mason Arthurs

Thanksgiving Interview by Betty Mason Arthurs One of America’s greatest celebrations is in a few days, Thanksgiving. It’s a time we remember the Pilgrims who came to the new world to escape persecution for their religion. On that special day, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? by ARHuelsenbeck

Most parents agonize over what to name their precious babies. They recognize names are an important part of our identities. Your name influences others’ perceptions of you. As a child, I hated my name. It was too different. Most girls … Continue reading

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