Tag Archives: memoir

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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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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A Photo a Week Challenge: Towers

I enjoy following Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge, and this week’s theme, towers, reminded me of my old high school, Rumon-Fair Haven Regional. The central clock tower of the building served as a symbol of our school. Its image graced … Continue reading

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Ideal…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

In response to The Daily Post prompt: Teen Age Idol When I first read this prompt, it sparked a memory from my childhood. When I was about eight years old, my mother asked me to identify an ideal—a person who epitomized characteristics … Continue reading

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In Praise of Afternoons…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

In response to the The Daily Post prompt: Because the Night. If you had asked me in my twenties what time of day I did my best work, I would have said, “In the morning.” I married an early bird, and … 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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