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Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me (under massive construction) by Alan Busch
Post-hospital update about my father's condition followed by a discussion of the stuff he won't tell me...
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me ... Part 4 by Alan Busch
Part 4 of Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me .....
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me or We Him-Revision of Part 10 by Alan Busch
In the first weeks after my father's passing, I look back to one of my favorite memories...
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 10 by Alan Busch
subtitled "Stuff We Didn't Tell Our Father ..."..
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 11 by Alan Busch
Please continue to follow my father's story..
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 3 by Alan Busch
Dear Friends, Please read or reread my second installment of "Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 2, A Continuation" before reading this third installment...
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 5 by Alan Busch
My series continues as my father and I live in the autumn of his life .....
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 6 by Alan Busch
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Part 6..
Stuff My Father Won't Tell Me, Revision of Part 11 by Alan Busch
Revision of Part 11..
Stuffed Panda by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)
From a collection of short stories titled The Jewel, publ. by INHOUSEPRESS ..
Summer journey... by Fergus Hancock
Memories of hot summer journeys from home to the coast and sea - a part of most Australian children's histories, and a part of the memory of January when the heat is stifling, the sun blazing and the sea so blue......
Summer of 1967 by Daniel Keith
The things kids do for enjoyment..
Summer's End, Or Growing Up..FAST!! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
It is just past the middle of August, and with the hot weather outside, it is so hard to think about things like school, homework, or regrouping with friends that you had left behind when school had ended for summer vacation. But the fact is, school here in Nashville is due to start the day after L..
Sunday Night Penny Candy Night by Barbara Sue
In every large family I am sure there are a lot of traditions..In ours, this is one of them...
Sunny side Up is Tough by Richard Kallao
Sunrise Paving by Simon Marshland
A small boy is introduced to a life changing experience..
Sunshine never Changes Color by Richard Kallao
Sura. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family welcomes a little girl from Egypt into their family...
Surf Mama by Eileen Granfors
A unique mother-child relationship..
Susi'es Journal (Sarah L Tagert's Write) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I guess since Maddy is coming home, Rebekah Rachel is going to want her to sleep in the room with her. For now, I guess I will be sleeping in the bed with Mama. I can't wait until we get a house of our own, so I can have a room of my own. Mama heard yesterday that we are get..
Susie's Journal (Sarah L Tagert's Piece) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
We were all shocked to learn Maddy has a little sister. She told us she was an only child. I wonder why she did that?..
Taco Night. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A boy always looks forward to Mondays because he gets to have his favorite for dinner: tacos...
Taking it One Step At A Time (Kevin's Story Part Three) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Anyway Jenifer and I have been married for about two weeks now, two weeks tomorrow actually and we are enjoying life as newlyweds, we had a wonderful honeymoon and now are enjoying our life together, we are both back at work, but after work the times ours, and we enjoy every minute of it. ..
Taking the Junior High by Storm by Elaine Carey
Krystal Grace, hurricane child with a Shaquil O'Neil hat, was about to enter the junior high class at the consternation of all concerned ..
Read excerpt from Tea Cup Tea Cup by H Poudel
A reflection upon a marriage over the comfort of tea. ..
Teddy Bear by Walter Jones
Gifts are passed from generation to generation...
Teeka's Story. (Part Five) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Young Teeka Daniels is back home in Galveston, where they are staying with relatives, who fared better during the recent hurricane than they did. She is tickled pink to be back home...
Ten Prayers and the Way the Lord Would Answer Them According to His Word by J MC
Interesting: Ten Prayers and the Way the Lord Would Answer Them According to His Word ..
Ten Years Old, No Longer A Little Girl (By Ronee') by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I am 10 years old now. I am no longer a little girl (although, to my mommy, I AM; I will always be her little girl). I am quickly headed towards adolescence; in just 3 short years I will officially earn the title of "TEENAGER". Being 10 years old is a rather awkward time. I am too young to ..
Tennis Memories by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Memories of playing tennis in high school and with family, as well as a fun match held once with a friend...
Terri And Tovah Ben Ami, Winter 2012: An Update. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
The children keep Tovah and Terri Ben Ami very busy, as does Terri's involvement with an organization benefiting families who have lost children to Canavan disease (their own daughter died of Canavan's at the age of nine, several years ago). Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
Terri's Journal (Entry Six): Busy, Busy Times!! (9/24/09) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Teri Ben Ami writes in her journal between wrangling with four extremely active kids. She also writes about her deceased child, Nashi, who would have been ten years old in December, and the sadness she still feels inside. Image (C) 2009, Karla Dorman...
Terri's Journal (Entry Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Terri Ben Ami writes in her journal, as a way to help her heal from the recent loss of her oldest child, who was nine years old...
Thank You For Your Prayers~Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah In Tennessee by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana emails her friend in Soulsbysville, California after Kendra has emailed her...
Thanking Grandma by Elaine Smith
You get the opportunity to say something to someone who has passed on to another life. I chose my Grandma, for the roots she provided for my family...
Thanks for Grandparents by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Positive Influence of Grandparents, particularly two Grandmothers..
Thanks For Writing, Louisiana!: Ginger Elyse Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ginger Elyse Terzas in South Dakota writes to Louisiana Sandusky in Tennessee after Louisiana sent her an e-mail earlier today...
Thanks Giving by Glen Lovelace
That Chinese Baby. (Conclusion, Or Part Four) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Little Mingmei Rodowsky has charmed the hearts of her grandparents, much to her mother's delight...
That Chinese Baby. (Part One.) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family is adopting a little baby girl from China...
That Special Place by Jack Roberts
That Special Place My thoughts often time take me back to places I have been, and things I have seen, things that seem to stand out above the rest, special things. I believe that there is a place in our minds made just for these special memories. Its way back in the back, over in the..
The Devil Made Him Do It by Barbara Sue
What happened on a boring Sunday when parents were gone bowling and I am in charge of some brothers who felt a girl shouldn't be in charge, even if she was the oldest. ..
The Fishing Trip by TERESA CROWE
My grand parents raised me and they did things with me often.This is one of the things We did, fish...
THE PROWLER PART 4 by Barbara Sue
The true story continues....
THE PROWLER, PART 5 by Barbara Sue
The conclusion of my story.. The Prowler....
What a visit from the Tooth Fairy can do....
The (quilting) Needle and the Soul by Harold Hester
Just a fun short story about and for quilters. ..
The Adopted Aunt by Helena Harper
A tribute to a wonderful woman who was like an aunt to me. A story in verse that shows that anyone can be 'family', not just blood relatives...
Read excerpt from The Adventures of Bunny and Bandy The Adventures of Bunny and Bandy by David Thompson
My mother and her dog...
The Angel in Disguise by LeeAnn Brink
Can an angel help you through a tough time in your life?..
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Family Stories
1. M. Ann Machen Pritchard interview on WBEJ
2. A Tomorow-Mother to Daughter-Adrienanne's
4. What makes the good old days the good old
5. The Christmas Kitten-Cat
6. Mommy Was The Best, And She Still Is
7. Doorway...
8. Our Battle their Defeat
9. The Silence of Infancy
10. The Cookie Jar
11. The Power of Taste
12. Alex and Sierra are the X-Factor
13. Whispers Scream
14. Thirty Minutes of Lovin'
15. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
16. 'A Wonderful Number Of Children!': The Ado
18. He Said, She Said
19. It's Only Fair
20. 'It.'

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Family form is changing and the law is struggling to keep pace...  
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