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City-Slickin’ Redneck Vacation

My husband and I grew up in the upper Midwest, married and stayed, mostly living in the country. We hunted, camped, fished, gardened and daily performed other self-sufficient practices. We wore tennis shoes, jeans and t-shirts almost every day, except Sunday. This uniform was even office wear. If you wore buttons and shoelaces that weren’t white you were considered […]

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Never, Ever Forget

The traveling Vietnam War Memorial came to the Pacific Northwest a few summers ago. We  had arrived home from Montana that afternoon, but  knew we needed to summon up the energy to give our kids a lesson in life, war, loss and pain. We casually touched weapons that had been hauled through dark, bug-infested, enemy-hiding […]

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