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Jan Broom
The blog concept is new to me, but there is nothing worse than trying to find your way alone... especially after loss.
Interests: books, family, nature, shannon
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I just received my credit card statement with another year's payment for Typepad. I tried to remember when I last posted something to my blog and realized that it has... Continue reading
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There are four walls that make my home. There are doors with locks in three of them. I have a wonderful fence that Jules and I worked very hard to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
My sweet sister friend...
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What would we have done without each other...
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Dear Marion, I didn't want you to think that I hadn't reached out but my email was returned so I maybe I don't have the correct email address. Please feel free to email me directly at Anglnan@aol.com. I'm afraid I'm new at the interactive blog as well and until this morning didn't realize that I had the option of responding but only if the message is "Published". Take good care and I look forward to hearing from you. Jan
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I've written all sorts of things this morning... and deleted them. Started again... and deleted that. Easing back into the process of finding something relevant to write about is more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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It's wonderful to look at a blank page, a clean slate, a new oven and see possibilities. I had not blogged in so long that my account had gone dormant...sleeping...waiting,... Continue reading
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When I was little, maybe five, my hard working, take on any task despite the mid day sun in July Mom, decided that she was going to trim the wild... Continue reading
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For a lot of years, I have found such comfort in writing. Just finding a way to get the millions of thought threads out of my head and into the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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Well, I am one week into 61. I wish I knew how to do it. Resolutions are great but follow through...not so much. I seem to do my best thinking... Continue reading
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Instead of traditional Christmas Cards, this year we sent baby chicks and honeybees, to far away friends we will never meet, in honor of you, our friends and family, near... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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Where do we go when sixty looks differently than what we were expecting, planning for, looking forward to? What do we do with the newly gifted free time? How do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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Hope.... Innocent, open, gentle...when the world is frightening and change inevitable, we hold on to hope to keep us afloat. When those moments come, and they always do, when hope... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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Life offers so much and lately I have been grasping at straws, looking for ways to stay optimistic as friends face challenges and difficulties that result in broken hearts and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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Sometimes my most profound thoughts seem to rise with the steam while "Sharking" the floor. Tempted to keep them to myself, afraid that what my heart holds might cast a... Continue reading
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When prayer is requested for those in need, all hearts open. We reach out to Heaven, having faith that we are heard, that our prayers will be answered. There is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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I have been known to think too much...then again, there are days when I have sheets in the washer, cats on the deck, dishes in the sink, vacuum in one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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"Don't regret knowing the people in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad ones give you experience. The worst ones give you lessons and the best ones give you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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i carry your heart with me E. E. Cummings i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never... Continue reading
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Day 9 So many thoughts have played in my head over the last few days. Mostly irrelevant but some that made my heart swell in my chest like soap bubbles... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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Yesterday was our 40th wedding anniversary. We were babies when we met. A Marine who brought me wildflowers from the rifle range, and took care of me when I had... Continue reading
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Picture of happiness...and optimism. Last Sunday Shawn Achor was on Super Soul Sunday. He teaches Happiness Psychology at Harvard. Now anyone who knows me, knows that I have had, for... Continue reading
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On this morning, sixteen years ago, Shannon was in Culpeper with her Gram. They had washed windows and mulched flower beds and shared McDonald's. At lunchtime we talked about plans... Continue reading
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For a while I have thought that perhaps I shouldn't share so much. Should keep some of my personal musings private. But today, when I ran across 25 year old... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at My Angel's Whispers... a Conversation
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"Great Expectations" The Fredericksburg Women's Club Art Show opened yesterday. I've only missed one year since Shannon and I entered together in 1998. She won the "Most Popular" that year... Continue reading