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A Very Blessed Day

A Very Blessed Day

Some days are full of surprises–Like Christmas, only no one told you it was coming. I had one of those last Friday and Saturday. I was packing to go to a writer’s conference with my friend Rebecca when the phone rang. “Mrs. Jadlow, this is Larry Gunderson. Could I stop by for a minute?” “Sure!” Larry grew up next door to us. He came in from St. Louis for a funeral. We chatted for a little while before he had…

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Life in Ottawa, KS

Life in Ottawa, KS

While Uncle Sam shipped Dad to France and then Germany during WW II, Mom and I stayed in Ottawa, Kansas. Here we are in front of our home at 212 W. 5th. The house still stands today. Mom managed a clothing store there. She hired a sitter, Leota, who was probably in her late 50s at the time. She’d never married. Usually Leota took care of elderly people. I proved to be quite a handful for this dear lady who…

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