Tag Archives: family

Home for the Holidays 1: The Box

The holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and making memories. But let’s get real. They are also a time for real-life TV sitcom moments. One of my favorite Christmas memories involves, of all things, a tampon box. My father … Continue reading

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Finding Thankfulness: I Love This Bar

We all know that our work greatly impacts our lives. The full-time employee and the stay-at-home mom both have a ton of things to do, but the way they spend their days is very different. A computer programmer and a … Continue reading

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Finding Thankfulness: Getting it Down in Writing

In last Friday’s round of Life List Club guest posts, Jess Witkins lit up Hawleyville with her discussion on being thankful for the small things and keeping a gratitude journal. I say “lit up,” because I think that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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10 Personal Commandments

Today, I am thrilled to be hosting Life List Club co-founder Marcia Richards.  Marcia’s 10 Personal Commandments for living life to the fullest really resonated with me. Read on, and when you’re done here hop on over to Marcia’s fellow co-founder … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville: The Guest Who Never Came

The Cabin   Most families have that special gathering place where so many of their treasured memories occur. For mine, that place is my parent’s cabin in Pennsylvania. Since they bought the property and built the place in my early … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville #2: Norman and the Newcomers

He was always larger than life to me, even though I only knew him through his childrens’ stories and old family pictures. My Great-Grandad Norman Ruggles died before I was born. But when I visited my Great-Grandmother Katie in Tunnelton, WV, he … Continue reading

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Haunted Hawleyville 1: The Night I Was A Ghost

Throughout October, Mondays will be dedicated to Haunted Hawleyville, a series of sometimes silly and fun and sometimes downright spooky memoirs. Check out the full lineup here. I’m not sure I believe in ghosts. But I’m also not sure that I … Continue reading

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