The Believer Grandpa Lou

The Believer

It has been a year since my husband Mark’s father died. His sister Barbara and I were there for the last test of life and the final blessing from a hospital priest. A year later, Lou’s gifts of unquestioning optimism and confidence seem more remarkable than ever. All his accomplishments began with a foundation of
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bud vase with daisies in morning light

From the Morning Light

Home alone this morning, I was all excited about making a banana pancake and pouring real maple syrup from my tiny ceramic pitcher. I sat down at the kitchen counter with the newspaper and my pancake. I took the first bite with my head bent toward the front page. And then I noticed the morning
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Everyone’s Mom

Kay Math is a wonder and a beloved aunt. In addition to parenting her five children, she is a mom to many of her nieces and nephews. She taught me how to sew, iron, shuck corn, slice a tomato and churn butter. By example, she showed me how to be a gracious hostess and a
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