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Where is my father?

Where is my father? He died on March 17th, 1998. He was cremated and put in an urn. His wife, who is not my mother, has his ashes. After he died she took his dog to the veterinarian and had it put down, had a yard sale without telling me and my brother, sold the […]

Finding hope while digging up a root ball

Last fall I cut all of the branches off of a holly bush that the previous owners had planted on the corner of the house. It had grown too big, and I wanted to take it out and plant flowers instead. The ground was hard. I couldn’t get the shovel to break the ground. I […]