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As Long As I Remember

I sat in the area known as “The Square” between all the classes, with a small group of students, trying to help them write essays. One student asked me how to spell volunteer and I started, “V-O-L-“, then I went

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I Don’t Have Alzheimer’s Disease

We had a great time at our annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. I thought I would share the speech I gave. Of course, with this being Maneé Trautz’s site, I am going to change some of the details that would reveal

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Sunday With a Chance of Meatballs 

It’s Sunday and tonight my family is having a dinner to raise money for Alzheimer’s because, you know, we don’t want to get Alzheimer’s. I am lucky enough to have a lot of beef in my freezer, so I volunteered

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Assisted Living Is Still Living

It was a nice home, painted yellow with white trim and surrounded by green grass and shrubbery. The turnaround in front was reminiscent of formal driveways of the rich and famous. Inside was a receiving hall with cozy seating arrangements

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The Saddest News in the Happiest Place

  Dad’s health took a downward turn yet again. He had difficulty standing and by now spent much of his time in a wheelchair. He had his own hospital bed and other necessary accessories for his care. Mom did most

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Where Were You on that Horrible Day?

I, like everyone else in this world, remember exactly where I was on 911. I was at the parks and rec signing my children up for various programs. A police officer came in the room and told the girl behind

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Umbrella, Top Hat, Man on a Bicycle

Umbrella, Top Hat, Man on a Bicycle. Was that right? It might have been top hat, man on a bicycle, umbrella. I can’t remember the exact order. Heck, I’m glad I can remember the three things. I wasn’t there the

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