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· There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

· The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

· The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

· Down a Narrow Alley

· I'll Paint a Sun

· Circles of Stone

· A Love Forbidden

· Finding Isabella

· Battling Writer's Guilt

· The Saint With the Dragon Tattoo

· My Cello Year

· In a Child's Eyes

· We Both Had Dads Named Joseph

· Highjacked by a Great Novel

· When All Else Fails

· House of Faith

· A Little Night Music

· Keep It Simple . . . The Way Jesus Did

· A Wedding Prayer-Poem

· A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday

· Earth Mother”

· In Memory of Bill Joyce

· Aging Actor

· A Wedding Toast

· Driver's Prayer

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  Graduation 2003 . . . Wedding 2010
by Alfred J. Garrotto
Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.

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•  A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday
•  In Memory of Bill Joyce
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A reflection on my daughter's graduation from high school in 2003 and her subsequent marriage in 2010.


Deep water, crystal
spirit, ready to bloom; yes,
leaping forward into life. 


Daughter, woman, mom,
wife today; life in reverse,
leaping forward--Yes!


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/22/2008
A speaker at my grad in 1962 said the best days of our lives would be remembered school day. But forging ahead in the world did take lots of work and is still challenging to me. Oh that she is ready to take the challenges of the world upon her too. Forward is the only way to go.
Reviewed by Bennett 5/16/2007
Reviewed by David Young 5/19/2006
Very nice
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/23/2006
Reviewed by sarah playle 12/2/2005
Beautiful sentiments(sp?) Graduation is always such a great time, filled with so much promise.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/4/2003
Lovely imagery in such a small gem...Bravo!

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The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

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Circles of Stone

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A Love Forbidden

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Down a Narrow Alley

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The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

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There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

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Finding Isabella

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  2. I Need A New Bed
  3. Too Early
  4. Grumpy & Grouchy All Day
  5. The Wind
  6. A Lie
  7. A Book Bag Is For Books?
  8. Growing Pains
  9. Capt. Klutz
  10. Lucky Boo Scardy Cat
  11. The Door
  12. Wicked Wanda's Witchcraft Store
  13. To Rachel
  14. The Floor
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  16. Toadstool Trails
  17. A B C Gum
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