Tag Archives: Family

YWCA’s Week Without Violence is October 14-20

Hi F&F, Last week I shared news on 2 projects associated with the observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This week I’m reblogging a post from the World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Blog.  The YWCA has always been an advocate … Continue reading

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Weekly Challenge: Good Morning

Hi F&F, I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child“.  I’m here to say it takes a village to help someone die.  That is surely the case if  you want the experience to be the best … Continue reading

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Sometimes Raising the White Flag Doesn’t Mean Surrender: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hi F&F, It’s October and many of us across the nation are seeing green leaves turn crimson, gold, and brown. They are the easiest and most recognizable signs of autumn’s approach. We know how to respond to this signal of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

On Monday, July 8th we gathered to celebrate the life of my Mom, Ruth.  Leading up to the Hawaiian themed event, I was preoccupied with the numerous small tasks required to execute a large-scale event. I also used the small … Continue reading

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Making Family Drama Where There Isn’t Any

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair. –Augustus Napier Peace, ATreeGrowsinBklyn

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips and the Memories

Hi F&F, Last week I shared pictures of cherry blossoms from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This Mother’s Day I’m giving you tulips. This is my first Mother’s Day without Mom, Inc. I can’t give her flowers today, but that’s ok.  … Continue reading

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Mom, Inc. has Relocated After 82 Years of Successful Dealings From the Same Location

Dear Friends and Family, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Ruth Theresa Jardine Murray; born August 13, 1930 – died December 24, 2012. In her own words, “I guess it’s been a … Continue reading

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Mother and Motherboard Issues are preventing Posts

Hi F&F, It has been a long stretch without a post. I’m missing this outlet for my thoughts, but circumstances, time and technology have kind of conspired against me of late. On the home front my mom (Mom, inc) had … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day to Everyone (I Still Mean That)

Hi F&F, Last year I wished everyone Happy Mother’s Day. That post was a way to acknowledge my own Mom and to acknowledge the folks who have mothered me.  I’ve been mothered by other family members and by friends. I’ve been mothered … Continue reading

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