Category Archives: Memoir

How I Learned to Love Geometry…by ARHuelsenbeck

I met Deedee in Girl Scouts. She went to public school, I went to parochial school. Our paths would never have crossed in elementary school were it not for Scouts. What I remember most about Deedee from those early years … Continue reading

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“Hi Mom!” A Mother’s Legacy…Part Two

“Hi Mom!” A Mother’s Legacy…Part Two by Betty Mason Arthurs “Hi Mom!” I look up towards heaven with Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, and say “hi” to my beautiful mother who passed away years ago. I also say “hi!” to … Continue reading

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Fear of Driving

I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 19. I got my first learner’s permit when I was a senior in high school. My dad took me out driving several times in his huge Buick LeSabre. Our sessions usually … Continue reading

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When I Was Your Age…by ARHuelsenbeck

So many things have changed radically in my lifetime. I never wanted to be one of those oldsters who feels compelled to tell the younger generations how much more difficult life was back in the day, but it’s getting harder … Continue reading

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Don’t Rain on My Parade…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Lately, incidents long past, things I haven’t thought about for a half-century or longer, are popping into my memory. When I was in second grade, my mother signed me up for Brownies. Meetings were held in Borough Hall, a community … Continue reading

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Starting a Christmas Conversation…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Many years ago, I bought the book, The Christmas Conversation Piece: Creative Questions to Illuminate the Holidays by Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie. Their stated reason for writing the book was “to enhance all your Christmas conversations and draw you … Continue reading

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The Beach Ball that Swam to Oma . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Even though I grew up near the Jersey shore, we didn’t often go to the beach when I was a child. My dad was busy earning a living; my stay-at-home mom didn’t drive. But I do remember one rare beach … Continue reading

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