It was a beautiful thought, really. My husband’s grandparents had died earlier this year (amazingly, they were born and then died eight days apart, both having lived exactly 95 years, 9 months and 28 days). Our family decided that, as a tribute to their 73 years together, we should combine some of their ashes to …

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I am so excited to be featured on Mamalode today! I wrote a version of this story to share at Robb’s grandparents’ memorial service, so it’s close to my heart. This a picture from our own collection of magical rocks. I met my husband’s Grandparents when I was 19. As we left their 100-year-old farm …

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Here are the things that I am thankful for that are not the obvious health, happiness, family and fortunate middle-class sort of things. I am thankful for fast internet service after spending the week in rural Minnesota. I am thankful that my daughter is old enough to sit in her own seat on the plane …

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We spent the week at The Lone Tree Farm. Our children and their cousins are the 6th generation to play on the banks of the Kanaranzi Creek. They climbed the broken down Box Elder trees and scavenged for arrowheads and fossils along the creek bed. They searched for leprechauns and fairies and hunted ogres in plum …

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