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Annual Rites of Passage

Colorful autumn leaves offer us eye candy now. Sugar maple trees are warm and beautiful.  Childhood memories of many-hued leaves our Dad raked into piles in Sturbridge.  Shrieking, we jumped into the leaf piles.  It’s what kids do! As I … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

  My story begins in Massachusetts where I was born. From age 5, I recall a smoke bush outside the window and playing all day long outdoors with my sisters and neighborhood friends. There was a grand piano in the … Continue reading

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