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Buzzing Electrician

In 100 words I tell a story for Friday Fictioneers, which is prompted by the attached picture, copy righted to Ted Strutz .  I call my story “Buzzing Electrician.” He followed in footsteps he adored and trusted, his Dad’s. It was … Continue reading

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Great, Grand , Gorgeous and Good

My New Year’s Blessings are much the same as last year; and I am especially Grateful for all of mine! Bright eyes, Great smiles and Gorgeous looks! Proud Grandmother even if the “selfie” obsession is so unflattering these days! Happy New Year!   … Continue reading

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Attitude- One word story – South Africa

My word today is- Attitude! A word with many meanings, like Outlook, Manner, Pose, Mindset, Posture and Way of behaving. We learn so much about a person by observation; you don’t have to hear a word to judge someone.  We … Continue reading

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A Mother as Lovely as You! – S.Africa

  You Made Our World Go Around! You Made our Lives so Sound! “Thank You” Born 30th September 1912- In Memory. We never wanted to be without you; but I am sure there were days you wished you were!  I know you didn’t … Continue reading

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Little Miss Sunshine

This picture sent a warmth of feeling rushing through me, as soon as I found it in the photo album. This was the one! It wasn’t difficult to find myself rambling on, as it is life changing. In truth I … Continue reading

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Pink Princesses and the Magic Ring

And so, the day came, when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom! Every little girl is born her Daddy’s sweetheart. Then, one day she grows up, changes and … Continue reading

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Journey’s Return

He was born in Rotunda Hospital , Dublin in 1913. A firstborn son to Helen and Charles Henry Finlay. Just another Irish boy, who would always uphold his ancestory with pride. But he was not just any Irish boy, to … Continue reading

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One picture one story – I wanna be a Superhero

‘I wanna to be a superhero’ Out of the mouths of babes —- Summer holidays, sitting on a bench in the garden with my grandson wondering what games to play, to keep my many charges happy. ‘Let’s dress you all … Continue reading

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One Picture, One Story- The Ghost Knocked Twice!

That year it snowed in Tenby, Wales. It was the first time for 30 years.. The same weekend that Tammy and I had booked into the Royal Lion Hotel to chill out and discuss her coming wedding plans, dresses, decor … Continue reading

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Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRING!! Sound of Music? No. But it does have an ‘old’ ring to it. Hey, but sometimes we have to be reminded of the way it was, so that you can appreciate what we … Continue reading

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