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The Family is One of Nature’s Masterpieces

"The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” ~ George Santayana When I look at this little picture, I’m reminded of what it takes to make the one simple, glorious creature of you. It takes your immediate family of course, but it takes every generation back into a time we can’t imagine. You see, every generation… Continue reading The Family is One of Nature’s Masterpieces

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The Great Vacationless Class, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~ This morning while I was in the kitchen fixing Tall & Handsome a cup of coffee for his second birthday in less than a week, he quietly… Continue reading The Great Vacationless Class, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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This Too Shall Pass, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The very last words I heard her speak were, “I love you, baby.” That was just over a week ago. Those will be the last words I will ever hear my aunt speak. I cannot tell you how thankful I am those are the last word I heard from her and the very last words… Continue reading This Too Shall Pass, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Pixie Dust, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There is a little girl who is the joy of my life. Her name is Abbi and she is my adorable niece. I prayed a long time to be an aunt and now that I am, I am gobsmacked as the Brits would say. It must be Pixie dust.  When Abbi says Aunt Bev I… Continue reading Pixie Dust, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Christmas with the Family 2011, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There is no way another Christmas has come and gone…but it has! Even though I was feeling a little peaked I threw on a few clothes (no, I didn’t say I threw up on a few clothes, but given the state of my stomach on Christmas Day, that certainly could have been an option), added… Continue reading Christmas with the Family 2011, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Absolutely Fabulous, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This is my niece Abbi who has put AbFab back into absolutely fabulous. This little girl make me wish I could live to be 110. Abbi is becoming a delightful little chatterbox. I’m Aunt “Bef”…she could call me Spot and I’d be happy as long as she’d love me and let me delight in her… Continue reading Absolutely Fabulous, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Dear Abbi, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Dear Abbi By Beverly Hicks Burch Baby girl, I’ve been percolating on writing this letter to you for some time now. Seems like every time I try to set down to do it something happens or I just get so emotional I can’t seem to even write. After Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve I knew more… Continue reading Dear Abbi, by Beverly Hicks Burch