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Fire Trucks are for Boys

This was the first time I realized that boys could do things that girls were not allowed to do and it was so not fair. My mom agreed and so her and my maternal Grandfather went out and bought me a tricycle

Coal Camp Stranger

Mr. Anders had seen a family tossed out by hired men just hours after the father had been killed in a mine explosion. A woman heavy with child and four little children with nowhere to go tossed out like garbage. He could still hear her crying and screaming in Italian not understanding what was happening.

Bashful Smile

Could this child be a relative, maybe a distant cousin with those blonde eyelashes like mine and that nose that looks like my son’s?  I don’t recollect any family in the Scott’s Run area but sometimes families traveled when a mine closed.

Family History

I took a picture today and thought sometimes I look at myself and I can see my family history written in my DNA.

The History of Hilary Hambrushina

Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door.

The Most Popular Gift Cards in America

I personally love getting gift cards because it gives me the freedom to choose my own gift. It saves on returns and I can hold on to it and use it when I am broke and need something. Gift cards cost nothing to ship and many can be sent online in minutes so no worries about if the package will arrive on time.

Waiting No Waiting #WordlessWednesday

Are you Ready for Retirement?

As a woman of a certain age, in my fabulous 50’s, I am concerned about retirement. I have worked and raised four children living mostly paycheck to paycheck and have nothing saved. Taking steps to take control of your retirement planning could have a positive impact in many areas of your life. Start today with this…

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