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For KrisE—2014 Retrospective

Monday, January 12th, 2015

     I kept a wonder jar in 2014, little scraps of paper pushed through a slot into a plastic container. Each one contained an event or image or fleeting moment of beauty, joy, or memory. On the last day of the year, I reviewed the scraps with Mark and our friends Ken and Benita. Benita […]

Another Year & We’re Still Here!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

© 2012, Merri Rudd, All Rights Reserved Holiday Greetings, Family & Friends, Mark and I attended an “end of the world, maybe” party on December 21. Just in case, we wanted to be surrounded by great friends, food and merriment. We were! But since the world didn’t quite end, I must now ruminate about 2012 […]

Hope Springs Forth!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Dear Family and Friends, Happy Holidays and a Healthy 2012 to All !! I did not post a holiday letter in 2009 or 2010. Both were filled with sorrow, death, and tragedy, and I did not want to sadden folks during the holiday season. Just so you won’t worry too much (and some of you […]

Adieu, 2008

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

December 14, 2008 Dear Friends, Today is a special day—it marks the moment that I have spent exactly half of my life with Mark Justice Hinton. We met around Halloween in 1981, and I had just turned 27 six weeks earlier. Today I am 54 ¼; you can do the math! I hope the season […]

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