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Croatia: the Thrill of Travel

I’ve just returned from a trip to Croatia and want to savor the experience, so I’ll be sharing some of my photos and impressions with you this week. We would like you to click on ‘Comments’ at the bottom of this post and tell us your travel stories as well. Croatia is a small country, not even as large as the state of West Virginia. And it is very homogeneous, with close to 90% of its four and one half million people identified as Croatian and Roman Catholic.   Interested … Continue reading

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Grandmothers and Spring Break

With my grandsons visiting last week during spring break, we planned some of the usual fun things we like to do together. Their parents took several days away on their own so we got a chance to enjoy the boys alone – shooting baskets at the park, cooking, bowling, playing piano duets, swimming, going on day trips, and, of course, lots of hugging. During one of those day trips in the car – to a rural farm where we all picked strawberries – I also spent some time talking with … Continue reading

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As Sandwiched Boomers, you days are often filled with things you have to do for others. Now set aside some time to accomplish something for yourself – it will also enrich the lives of your loved ones. Patrika Vaughn has shared with us her tool for creating family histories – an audio-tape providing a step-by-step guide. On her tapes of “How to Write Your Own Life Story,” she outlines some tips: *Talk with your parents and record their memories on paper, audio cassette or video tape. *Visit other relatives and … Continue reading

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