Category Archives: SOLSC 2012 Weekly

My Slice of Christmas

Little moments from this year’s Christmas,  jumbled up in no order,  just as they come to mind this evening after a lovely day with family… driving to pick my daughter up to come home after her first semester at college, … Continue reading

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Holiday Alliteration

Santa’s sled is stuck in snow Christmas can be very cold, wear a comfy coat Santa’s sled slid in the snow at our sweet home Have a holly jolly jingly jingle bell holiday Under the Christmas tree was cocoa, cookies, … Continue reading

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An American Story

Her whole life long The story was told Brother gone to serve Left landlocked Kentucky For island Hawaii   Tragedy struck America under attack Long days of waiting Finally the news Brother safe- A weekend pass Spared his life   … Continue reading

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Sometimes Virtual is Real

It’s Slice Day and I just couldn’t think what to write today… so I started with reading and commenting. I was so deeply touched in so many ways. Most of us haven’t met in person, but through our stories week … Continue reading

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Nouns and Verbs Only

Recently I picked up the book Strider by Beverly Cleary. This book follows Leigh Botts, of Dear Mr. Henshaw, through another big change in his life. The Mr. Henshaw in the letters is an author who encourages Leigh. In Strider, Leigh ends up … Continue reading

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The Reindeer

A plastic reindeer with chipped silvery paint Yet proudly it hangs on the tree Bearer of so many sweet Christmas wishes Bought by a young mom for her little girl Hung with hope on her first Christmas tree Placed lovingly … Continue reading

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A Funny Little Thanksgiving Slice

K-K beamed with pride, taking advantage of the opportunity to show off her latest accomplishment. Her replies were swift and confident as various family members quizzed her. What color is your dress? What color is your daddy’s shirt? What color…? What … Continue reading

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My Son, the Marine

He was an Army brat before he was a Marine. When the family moved into military housing, he walked right into the wrong house (two doors down) that first week. Luckily, military moms are used to that happening- after all, every … Continue reading

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Exploring Little Laughery Creek

Last week I wrote about my fall break trip and the story seeds I found along the way. A sign I have seen along the way several times now on the same route is “Little Laughery Creek.” I like the way it sounds. … Continue reading

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Story Seeds

This week during my fall break I took my mom to visit my aunt and cousins. We drove from Indianapolis east on I-74, around Cincinnatti on the I-275 by-pass, through Kentucky on the AA Highway, then crossing the Ohio River and … Continue reading

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