Category Archives: Legacy

My Country ‘Tis of Thee…Memorial Day Tribute by Betty Mason Arthurs

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee…Memorial Day Tribute The song, “My Country, ‘Tis of  Thee,” was written by Rev. Samuel Francis Smith in the 1800s when he was 24 years-old. This Memorial Day, May 2017, its beautiful words ring out over … Continue reading

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Soul Beauty

What could be more lovely than inner beauty of a life well lived, developed through years of experience? Think of all the funny stories, the heartaches, the worries, and the triumphs that reside in the hearts of older folks. I … Continue reading

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Today I am Sad…But Not Without Hope

I am very sad. I know it will not always be so, but today, I am very sad. My mother died one month ago. I miss her. She lived with us the last 20 years of her life. I was … Continue reading

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Honoring People You Don’t Respect

You may wonder, Why would I want to honor someone I don’t respect? If I don’t respect them, do they really deserve my honor?  Chances are, you don’t want to honor that difficult person in your life. And no, they probably don’t deserve … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Legacy by Betty Mason Arthurs

Mother’s Day was celebrated this month. For those of us whose mothers have died, it’s a bittersweet day; a sad day missing our moms and a day to rejoice that we can be with our children and grandchildren. For me, … Continue reading

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A Memorial of Thanks

Last year at Thanksgiving time I blogged about Our Linen Thanksgiving Journal, a tradition that my family has kept for over a decade. There’s another thing we’ve done, not quite as regularly as writing on the tablecloth, but some family … Continue reading

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6 Reasons My Dad was the Best…by Linda Carlblom

Sunday is Father’s Day, so I thought a post about dads would be appropriate. Especially since I had the best dad on the planet. Was he perfect? Nope. And I bet yours wasn’t either. But really, isn’t that a relief? … Continue reading

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