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A Wonderful Uncle

Sorry I haven't been back as soon as I wished. My wonderful Uncle Sammy died. My uncle was the greatest uncle a little girl could have. He was like a pied piper, he did magic tricks, he bought ice cream, he was funny, he sang Dean Martin songs, he made great homemade pizza and he was just a generous wonderful person. Never without a smile and never a dull moment. When I was young I spent a lot of time with my Uncle Sammy and my Aunt Madeline. Those were some of my happiest moments as a child. I came from a rather complicated sad home and whenever my aunt and uncle were around it was a little bit more lively and happy. I've kind of lost touch with everyone in my life when I moved upstate a few years ago but the last couple of days I remember so many special moments shared with him. My only regret is that I didn't realize the end was so near so I could have shared what a wonderful uncle he was to me when I was young. I'm going to have to make more of a point to…

The Hand

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Hi All! Boy it's been a long time. I didn't realize how long until I posted the hand. Sorry for the absence, I'm dealing with my partially empty nest and other various changes for a woman my age. My son turned 19 the other day and the sudden realization that I am no longer a stay at home mother has sent me into a tizzy making my work and somehow making it relevant and income producing has thrown me for a loop. For most of the 19 years I was a stay at home mom, with a couple of forays into part time work and finding myself as an artist. Now I have to figure out how to make my work more relevant and more income producing, which has had me tied in knots much of the last year, there's been a vague feeling of unimportance and irrelevancy and searching, searching, searching to find relevance. The interesting thing about all that is I really thought it was more about being a mother, then being myself. It's been quite an adjustment for my son to leave his high schoo…