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Flowers, flowers, everywhere…

flowers,michaeljackson 002I have a black thumb.  I really do. I kill plants that come into my care.  Yet my dear daughters who have green thumbs, have never given up on me.  Despite the fact that the flowers both of them have given me in the past years have inevitably died.  Beth gave me the fresh flowers in the vase, and brought them to my surprise party. Rachel gave me the plant.  I’m not sure why my girls are so determined to have me become a plant person. Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers and plants. I’m just not good at them.  I appreciate the fact that they care about me enough to share something they love with me.  

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As long as they don’t start sharing their dogs.


Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

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