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Farewell Columns

Empty Nest  by Mark Wiertalla
Now that each goal has been achieved, it’s time for me
once again to go through  Transitions

Great Expectations  by Harry Shenk
There’s nothing sweet about  The Sorrow of Parting.

History Lessons  by Bebe Vaughan
Loss is another word for change, I think, though the two are  Not the Same.

Newbies  by Jessica Kearney Heidgerken and Daren Heidgerken
We know the challenges of parenting will change as our children grow.  In some ways, this is  The Easy Part.

Single  by Jesse Young
My baby boy just turned 24.  It’s a time of  Comings and Goings.

What Women Want  by Laura K. Barrett
I procrastinated in writing this piece.  I was flooded with memories and I didn’t know  Where to Start

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Fascinating Facts

children die each year because of abuse or neglect.

70 percent
of these deaths are caused by one or both parents.  Most fatalities from physical abuse are caused by fathers Mothers are most often held responsible for deaths resulting from child neglect.

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One Last Pithy Quote

“The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.”

– Nancy Colbert Friday (born August 27, 1933), author
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Pithy Quotes

about  D e a t h

“I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch.
My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.”

“Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.”

”I am not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”

“I don't want to achieve immortality through my work.  I want to achieve it through not dying.”

“It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.”
“I don't believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.”

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?”

“You can live to be a hundred
if you give up all the things
that make you want to live to be a hundred.”

“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it's all over much too soon.”

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935), filmmaker, actor, musician and author, son of Martin Konigsberg (a jewelry engraver and waiter) and father of Seamus Farrow (with Mia Farrow) and adopted daughters Bechet and Manzie (with wife Soon-Yi Previn)

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Sappy Video

Luther Vandross sings
Dance with My Father

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