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    My Husband's Final Surprise

    17 months ago

    Throughout our 72+ years of marriage my husband Lowell periodically surprised me. This article contains pleasant memories of these special gifts and/or events. Since his passing in 2021 I have been reminiscing about our life together and how very thoughtful he really was.

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    Surviving the Tornado of July 19, 2018

    4 years ago

    The sound roaring through our 4th floor apartment at the Embers in Marshalltown, Iowa was like a jet engine, but it actually was a tornado coming directly at our building on July 19, 2018. Debris of all types began to hit our windows. My husband and I decided we should be heading for the bathroom.

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    How to Make a Christmas Card Basket: Template and Steps

    14 months ago

    Wouldn't you like to know some way to recycle Christmas cards or other greeting cards? Here's one idea: Use them to craft small baskets!

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    Helpful Tips For Solving the Jumble Word Puzzles

    11 years ago

    For over 30 years I have been solving the Jumble Puzzle in our local newspaper. At first I could unscramble the words, but the cartoon puzzle was my bug-a-boo. Now I am getting pretty good at solving both.

  • Review: Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson

    Review: Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson

    10 years ago

    For someone so young, Shawn Johnson's perspective of life is overwhelming, just like her gymnastics. Shawn's favorite competition was the balance beam, and her life mirrors that balance. Her family and her coach have kept her "on beam" through some extremely rewarding, but trying times.

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    How to Make the Game Board for Sequence

    11 years ago

    What a long description!! Please excuse my wordiness, but there seemed to be no other way to completely describe this process. I didn't want to leave out any steps for those who were willing to try to make this fun game board.


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