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EMILY AND MR. SPIDER - beanerywriters(11,675) I found this story in my files. A couple of weeks ago I’d spoken to Emily on the phone. She’s grown up now, with a child of her own. I hope her son enjoys this little story written by his mother when she was just a child herself. One morning Miss Emily got up and went to play in her...

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REFOCUSED - beanerywriters(11,675) Focused on the problem overwhelmed, praying, trying, backed against the wall… Then…lifting up my head, I focused on the face of Jesus suspended in agony

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THOUGHTS ON IMMIGRANTS - beanerywriters(11,675) Bob Mendler recommended we post this letter to the editor. Thanks, Bob! Dear Editor: So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being...

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EVERY DAY "QUIET" HEROES - beanerywriters(11,675) While reading a list of 20 th century heroes that included the Kennedys, Princess Diana, Anne Franks and Rosa Parks I wondered: Who were the heroes in my life? Initially I had difficulty answering that question, but deeper probing of my past pulled up the image of a woman whose name and...

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THREE STORIES DEMONSTRATING CHOICE - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland (Original Post) Life offers us choices. Below are three real life situations, each demonstrating the response of two persons. Consider what your response would be to each situation, if it would match one of the responder’s choices or if your choice would fall somewhere on the spectrum...

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IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND LANGUAGE - beanerywriters(11,675) Problems with immigration fill written publications and Internet communication sites. I’m not certain where I stand on the issue, with all its complexities. I can, however, comment the issue of immigrant assimilation, including learning English. The argument I hear is: “If you come to...

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FOSTERING UNWED MOTHERS WHO HAVE AN ADOPTION PLAN - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland While living in Atlanta, Georgia, our family decided to use our “fourth bedroom” to unwed mothers planning to release their children for adoption. This is the story of one pregnant-out-of-wedlock foster child. The trees were fleshing out with their springtime greens when Beth joined...

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BW MEETING MINUTES JUNE 22, 2007 - beanerywriters(11,675) Those present: Pat, Claudette, Kathleen, Linda I finally made contact with the writers group I heard about in Somerset. Writers in Progress meets the first and third Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. It would be nice to have members of our group attend their meetings and vice versa. Check out the group web...

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GRANDPARENTS, HOME MADE COOKIES AND CREAM OFF MILKCAPS - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Ahhh…the scent of orange marmalade…the scents of days past...of grandmothers that actually baked the cookies they served their grandchildren and removed the cream off the top of the milk they poured. Times change. As a child I licked the cream off the cardboard caps of glass milk...

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OH AMERICA, YOUR BRIGHTNESS FADES - beanerywriters(11,675) “Oh America, your brightness fades; quenched by the waters of a whirlwind

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THOUGHTS ON IMMIGRATION: A LETTER TO THE EDITOR - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Bob Mendler recommended we post this letter to the editor. Bob Mendler is a Holocaust Survivor. Parts of his story can be read in the Beanery Writers Online Magazine at www.ProBlogs.com/beanerywriters in the category “HOLOCAUST.” An article written by Carolyn was published in the...

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CHILDREN HOME ALONE: THE QUESTIONS - beanerywriters(11,675) Five Pittsburgh children ages 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 died in a 1:30 a.m. fire recently. Two 8-year olds survived. There was no adult in the home at the time of the fire, allegedly caused by children playing with matches. The two mothers involved, who were out for the evening, are facing manslaughter...

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SWIFTS - beanerywriters(11,675) Swifts fly in the evening, after the heat of day has passed and before the shadows of night begin to gather. True to their names, they speed through the sky, their wings swept back in distinctive crescent shapes, wheeling, darting, chasing each other in playful, joyful flight. I sit out in the...

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HIKING THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY (Rt. 30) - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland What better way is there to celebrate summer than to hike the entire Lincoln Highway (route 30 through Pennsylvania). It extends from New York City to San Francisco. One man did that a few years ago. I caught up with him as he entered Laughlintown, PA., after descending Laurel Mountain. After...

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Amorphophallus titanum: THE CORPSE FLOWER---A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING-Is in Bloom - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland NOTE: The “corpse” flower (Amorphophallus titanum) was in bloom at the National Botanic Garden (Washington, D. C.) in time to celebrate July 4, 2007. Click on the following to watch a video: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=49750 & cl=3222799 & ch=68276 & src=news...

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INDEX N-Z July 4, 2007 - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland NOTE: To see photos that illustrate articles click on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/ The Archives subject index lists first the subject, then the title of the written piece. In parentheses is the category where the piece is located (categories are listed in a column on the right...

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INDEX A-M July 4, 2007 - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland NOTE: To see photos that illustrate articles click on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/ The Archives subject index lists first the subject, then the title of the written piece. In parentheses is the category where the piece is located (categories are listed in a column on the right...

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INDEX S-Z July 4, 2007 - beanerywriters(11,675) NOTE: To view photos illustrating the Beanery Online Literary Magazine articles click on: www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/ The subject index lists first the subject, then the title of the written piece. In parentheses is the category where the piece is located (categories are...

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INDEX J-R July 4, 2007 - beanerywriters(11,675) NOTE: To view photos illustrating the Beanery Online Literary Magazine articles click on: www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/ The subject index lists first the subject, then the title of the written piece. In parentheses is the category where the piece is located (categories are...

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INDEX A-I July 4, 2007 - beanerywriters(11,675) NOTE: To view photos illustrating the Beanery Online Literary Magazine articles click on: www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/ The subject index lists first the subject, then the title of the written piece. In parentheses is the category where the piece is located (categories are...

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PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE! Check It Out! - beanerywriters(11,675) It's been quite frustrating but I think I partly have it conquered. " It " is setting up a Flickr site and linking it to the newsletter. Flickr is a photo storage site, permitting us to post photos illustrating our writings. Photos posted so far illustrate FLIGHT PATTERNS, picturing a lunar moth...

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MY EDITOR, MY MENTOR - beanerywriters(11,675) A while back I approached the manager of the Lincoln Highway magazine about writing an article. She told me that since I worked at the Tribune-Review newspaper she didn’t have to worry about my submission. When I turned it in they complimented me on my work. Her comment brought back...

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A DOG BISCUIT, A LOST DOG AND A FUNERAL - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland What do a dog biscuit, a lost dog and a funeral visitation have in common? The funeral visitation was for a friend from church, Henry. My husband, Monte, and I wanted to give his wife, Margaret, our condolences. As we left the house I did my usual “Wait, I’ve forgotten...

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OUR FAMILY WELCOMES A 7-7-07 NEWBORN! - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Counted among the newborns bearing the birthdate 7-7-07 is my niece Kir. At 1:32 p.m. she gave birth to a 5#13oz. --- 20 inch long daughter, Iris, through a MEDICALLY, not socially, induced labor. Although Kir and my sister live in a city many hours away from the southwestern Pennsylvania...

 
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