Monthly Archives: August 2012

Baby Boomers — Where are they now?

New Research Shows Baby Boomers Aren’t Confining Themselves to Traditional Regions of the Country WASHINGTON, July 18 – Despite popular belief, a recent analysis of government data by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reveals that the geographic distribution … Continue reading

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Eli Just: Manny Jones and the Place

The ‘Musical Chairs’ Spiritual Trend Polls Show More Non-Denominational Believers; Commingling Disparate Traditions is Good, Author Says Growing numbers of Americans are changing their relationship with religion, recent Pew Research Center polls indicate.  Consider the stats: • Forty-four percent of … Continue reading

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Review of my Memoir – Borrowed Time

In Borrowed Time: 75 Years & Counting, A Memoir, Carolyn Leeper shares with her readers a heartwarming and uplifting memoir.  Leeper intersperses her own poetry with short prose pieces throughout her book.  She recalls memorable experiences, the variety of caring … Continue reading

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Book Review — Big River Meadows

Big River Meadows  (review by Carolyn Leeper) Eviction from Eden, A 1927 Montana Tragedy by W. David Jones, M.D. A fascinatingly detailed account of ranch life, horses and cows, plowing, planting, harvesting, Big River Meadows is a refresher for those … Continue reading

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Aunt Velma and Uncle Fred

Aunt Velma was a most interesting and complex woman. Aunt Cassie was the oldest sister, my mother, Tina, was second, and Velma was the third. She had moved to California in her teens, going with and marrying a young man … Continue reading

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On the Greyhound Bus

Aunt Lucille gave me the Greyhound Bus Adventure. Early in 1942, Aunt Lucille came to Arkansas to visit and discuss the possibility of the rest of the family moving to California.  The war had started, of course, and Uncle Ernest … Continue reading

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Aunt Ruby & Uncle James

Aunt Ruby was like an older sister, loved but not close. Ruby was only eight when I was born, but I don’t remember as much about growing up with her as I remember about Bobbie or even Dean.  I do … Continue reading

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Aunts & Uncles (continued)

I am so grateful for the wonderful aunts and uncles in my life. Bobbie was the youngest aunt, only six years older, then Ruby, then Dean. I never knew all the circumstances, but Dean married at only fourteen and had … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Aunts & Uncles

Were you raised in a large family or a small family? My mother was the second of seven daughters. She died when I was only two weeks old, leaving me to be raised by her mother, my grandmother. The other … Continue reading

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Turning Points in our lives

What are some of the turning points in your life? Even as little children, we have turning points – starting school, learning to read, making new friends, maybe moving to another town. Growing up is full of turning points. Some … Continue reading

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