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My sons are starting to bring home girlfriends.

My younger son has a young lady friend that he has been dating for four months. This is a record for him. They are only seventeen, but they are really sweet together.

She spends a lot of time at our house. I try to make her feel welcome and keep…


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When I was growing up, I was skinny.

I was always a head taller than anyone my age, including the boys, but I was proud of being thin. It almost made up for being too tall.

Everyone in my family was heavy. I flaunted my thinness in front of them…


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I started college in 1977. Since I grew up in a pretty conservative town in the South, the only people I knew back then who had a tattoo were sailors.

Ok, I think my cousin had one, but I don’t think he was ever a sailor. …


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Some of us have been with our husbands for a long time. In my case, it’s 29 years. After a while, couples fall into a routine. You understand each other. You feel annoyed occasionally, but you learn to roll your eyes and get over it. After all, you do love…


I am a wife, a mother of two sons, a sister, a daughter, and a retired teacher. I’m finally fulfilling my lifelong dream of writing. I don’t know if I’m any good or not; I know that it brings me joy to tell a story.

I keep wondering if anyone…


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I agree with those who say that youth is wasted on the young. It’s so very true!

If only we had listened when we were younger! We would have taken better care of our bodies! We wouldn’t have hooked up with the wrong people!

We wouldn’t have made so many…


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It started with a Facebook tag. I tried to ignore it, but my friend refused to be ignored. Her friend had an extra ticket to a concert featuring a harpist.

Is harpist a real word? How do you refer to someone who plays the harp? Is she a harper? No…


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The high school years go by fast. Then, suddenly, before you know it, it’s graduation time.

With graduation comes the big decisions like what am I going to do now?

For me, it was a no-brainer. I was going to college. I’m not sure why because not everyone in my…


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Recently a family member gave me some old pictures that he found in a box. They just happened to be pictures of my first wedding.

My niece was only five when I married for the first time, and even though the picture focused on her, you could clearly see me…

Ruby Lee

Mother, Wife, Teacher, Librarian, Teller of Stories. Author of The Marriage Wars by Leeanne Beasley Berry

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