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We Remember #7 – “Sisu”

The Finnish word for determination is Sisu. I know this now. It is a word that was used to describe a woman named Aila, who lived to the ripe old age of 93. That alone is a great measure of … Continue reading

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We Remember #6 – The Burger King

So it’s time to resurrect my blog. I have drifted away with a few at home “distractions” and a bit of a lack of inspiration. I have two short stories about the memorial service that deserve to be told and … Continue reading

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We Remember #5 – Grandma Gaydos or My Story

So this next one is my story or at least my family’s story. It’s a story that is told partly by my own personal memories and partly by the day at the memorial service. The two are intertwined so this … Continue reading

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We Remember #4 – Pinocchio and Pauly D

Sometimes the most trying times in life bring together people who never before saw eye to eye. There are two ways in this next story where that’s true. Two sisters at the memorial service told a story about their Mom … Continue reading

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We Remember #3 – Going Home

After a moment of silence to digest the previous story, a petite woman from the opposite side of the church started to speak. She had a thick Latin American accent. She was well dressed and had enormous cat-like eyes with … Continue reading

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We Remember #2 – “Outstanding Doctor”

There was a moment of pause after Megan’s story, and then the silence was broken by a young man sitting about six pews behind me in the Methodist church in Elmhurst. He wore a blue oxford cloth shirt and he … Continue reading

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We Remember #1 – Police Academy

This is the first of the seven stories I promised to share in the “We Remember – Prologue” I posted yesterday. My intention is to post these over the next few days as I have time to finish them. For … Continue reading

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