Crafting Joy From Hardship

| By Meredith Ford

My name is Jessie and I love my husband, my family, my cats and crafting, in that order. Crafting is what fills my time. I started out making bows. Not hair bows, gift bows. The large kind that you’d put on a car. I worked at a party store when I was younger and learned […]

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From the Skies to the Rodeo Grounds

| By Stacy Alameda

  Inspired by all of the rodeo activities, we seized the opportunity to celebrate our patient LaNaeh Petersen – a woman who wore many hats, including a Stetson. LaNaeh’s daughter Stacey Harris, raised by “the smartest person I know”, remembers her childhood fondly. A single mother, LaNaeh taught Stacey by example how to be fearless, never […]

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Between Friends: A Quilt of Valor for a Neighbor

| By Meredith Ford

Recently, Catalina-resident Pattie Abbott presented a very special camo-themed quilt to US Marine Corps veteran Cruz Lemos in honor of his service to our country. When Pattie saw that Cruz, her neighbor and close friend of twenty years, went onto hospice, she decided to give his family more than just her time and attention. Pattie […]

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The Holidays May Trigger A Resurgence of Grief

| By Meredith Ford

Do you know Sarah McLachlan’s lovely, haunting Wintersong (from her album of the same title)? The lyrics speak to her deep feelings around the loss of a loved one (in this case, her mother who died just before Christmas 2002). Listening to her beginning lines, you sense her great sadness, longing, loneliness, yearning and searching […]

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Editor’s Note

| By Meredith Ford

We’re taking a little break and Links We Like for April 29 and our regular Monday post for May 2 will not appear. Check back on Wednesday, May 4 for our next Wednesday Image.

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Blog Update

| By Meredith Ford

Editor’s Note: You’ll notice that we missed a few updates on our blog. We worked on a little bit of an upgrade to make our website mobile-friendly, and while we were doing that, we couldn’t make any updates to the site. Now, if you’re browsing on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll be able to enjoy […]

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