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Curious about my blog title? The plain part describes my first 24 years as a Mennonite girl in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the fancy follows as I move south: first to Charlotte, North Carolina, and then to Jacksonville, Florida.

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Originally posted by Kathleen Pooler on Monday, July 15: It gives me great pleasure to welcome my good friend and writing colleague Marian Beaman back to Memoir Writer’s Journey with a guest post on how blogging about her family led to writing her memoir. If you follow Marian’s blog, you already know what a treasure trove of…

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How Blogging About My Family Led to My Memoir by Marian Beaman — Memoir Writer’s Journey

Originally posted by Kathleen Pooler on Monday, July 15: It gives me great pleasure to welcome my good friend and writing colleague Marian Beaman back to Memoir Writer’s Journey with a guest post on how blogging about her family led to writing her memoir. If you...

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Secrets of a Spool of Blue Thread

  Among the relics of my sewing days, I found just one blue spool of thread. Otherwise, I have the basics for mending: black, white, and beige. Once an avid sewer, never a full-fledged seamstress, I made dresses, little boy suits, pinch-pleated drapes – even my...

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A Plate, a Brick: Tokens of Remembrance

A Plate, a Parade, and a Song Four years ago these words introduced an "ode" to my grandkids. Now, the children (all teenagers, one a pre-teen) may feel embarrassed about posing with a plate of cupcakes and being praised for grade school accomplishments, like picking...

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Kids, Oaks, and Quotes: Purple Passages for August 2015

A Short Story Once upon a time seven children from three different states came to visit their family in Pennsylvania. Some came from far away in a car, plane or train so they could see each other and get to know their grandparents and great-grandparents, who lived in...

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