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· The Dance of a Lifetime

· Those of Us On Earth- The New Arrivals

· The Savvy Businessperson's Guide to Property & Casualty Insurance

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· A Small Town Girl - Part One

· A Small Town Girl - Part Two

· A Small Town Girl - Part Three

· A Small Town Girl - Part Four

· A Small Town Girl - Part Five

· A Small Town Girl - Part Six

· A Small Town Girl - Part Seven

· A Small Town Girl - Part Eight

· A Small Town Girl - Part 9


· How A Factory and a Bottle of New Skin Ruined my Career

· November 6 2012 - You have Lost

· My Daughter Tamara

· The Overview Experience produced by Story Musgrave


· Cutting Foreign Aid and Drill Baby Drill


· England's Health Care is lower Want lower Costs in the US




· In God We Trust

· Merlin in Modern Times

· A Strong Woman

· Death should be a time of mourning

· An Ode to Aric who we loved greatly

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History Again repeats itself and the circumstances are transpiring for us and not to us for many reasons which will unfold in the very near future



The Roaring Twenties was a time of wealth and over indulgence

Many believed the market could sustain high price levels and one could earn in abundance

Then in 1929, Black Thursday, Black Friday Black Monday and Black Tuesday caused the market to collapse

And such transpired when real estate was on a decline and many did not have a lot of cash

Most saw their adult life go by before the stock prices were stable

So the parents of the baby boomers by nature were frugal and able

To value the dollar and save for the future

With little left for their children to provide further nurture

The Baby Boomers fought long and hard to bring forth a better life

But many did not have the funds to assist their children from having further strife

The Baby Boomers successes were much to behold.

They worked hard, and utilized their education and abilities to bring forth new technologies and new businesses began to unfold.

The lessons of their parents were long forgotten

It became a dog eat dog world and one looked down upon those in the bottom

Stress became our ally as we strived to attain vehicles, houses, and recreational items

Which would be perceived better than those of our neighbors and those around us

Our children would be provided expensive things without much of a fuss

Electronics, designer clothing and Jewelry became a must

And in our stockbroker we placed all of our trust.

Stress was our ally in the circumstances of our employment

Even insurance and balloon payments surely could not place a dent on our retirement

We did not care about strangers or those less fortunate

And we certainly did not care to understand the reasoning behind the lessons we learned

In that simplistic time when there was very little credit and so little stress in securing those things for which we yearned.

So today, when we assess our lives as we have lost our jobs and our assets

We note we are not alone in these numerous overwhelming facets

The Stock Market crashed and the Banking Industry was the first to plummet again

Corporations and Businesses could no longer sustain normal operations, the number of employees nor their bills to pay on.

So you can see that everything is done for us not to us

It may not seem like a blessing at the time of this worldly chaos

But it has brought us into a simpler time.

One in which we again must conserve our every dime.

Our children this time will hopefully understand the value of a dollar

So that they will not make the mistakes of their mother and father

We no longer need to personally compete

And expect others to bend at our feet

But instead we are daily achieving oneness in understanding our fellow man

Realizing there are no differences in our respective plan

Instead we must work together to better the world and each community

By utilizing the gifts and abilities God has given to each one of us and in unity

For us, we have been given a historical experience

And what we do with it for the betterment of mankind is of importance, less the excrescence

We now recognize our neighbors and friends and welcome them into our life

Because we are not so different and we strive to each survive.


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Reviewed by Paul Judges
So well written, Karin
Reviewed by Charlie
Resounding with wisdom and insight, Karin. It's a scrimpy season to be sure, but never have I sensed so much peace at this time of the year, and less fervor. Families are settling quietly, making home-made gifts, and I believe spending more time together. My neighbors have banded together with me-- we share car rides to and from the elementary school-- cups of sugar-- plates of cookies and cartons of crafts. All in all-- this reaching out to neighbors and sharing puts more of a focus on "what I can do" and less on "woe is me". Appreciate your keen writing style and clarity. --Charlie
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