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Bringing Christmas Home

Stan Ellis stuffed the last of his purchases into his camper shell.  Smiling proudly, he strode to the driver’s door, unlocked it, and climbed behind the wheel.  The engine started immediately, and so after giving it an extra shot of … Continue reading

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Dinner Talk

By the time Stan Ellis was finished mucking out the stalls, his seventeen-year-old body was exhausted. After a full day at school followed by band practice, it was a lot of work. He made himself a peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

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Not Just a Story

My mom seldom talked about her past, but when she did, her stories were riveting. She was born a child of poverty, the second oldest amongst a passel of children. Her mother, my grandmother, grew different kinds of herbs, vegetables … Continue reading

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One Million Reasons

One reason is all I needed to love you. One simple reason to give my heart to you And you gave it when you smiled, Your blue eyes sparkling and a smile Slowly expanding. I fell for you like a … Continue reading

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The Story of Our Love

  You appeared when I needed you most. I was searching for someone to love me, And there you were! Standing in the office with a smile on your face, Welcoming me, encouraging me, helping me Transition to a new … Continue reading

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Heritage Story

My mom was not a great storyteller. She didn’t read books or magazines or even the daily newspaper. She did watch television news, but only those stories that weren’t about war or killing. There was one death that intrigued her, … Continue reading

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Without You

  You are my everything: Husband, friend, strongest supporter. You smile when I walk by, Cheer me on when I sing Encourage me to write Without ever reading a word I’ve written.   Without you I would be just a … Continue reading

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