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Dorothy’s Place: The 25 Pound Pumpkin
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Dorothy’s Place: The 25 Pound Pumpkin

  By Dorothy Denne Holidays tend to bring back memories.  Saw some Halloween decor yesterday that brought this one back to me. There was a huge pumpkin sitting on my back porch being baked in its skin by the hot morning sun.  It was part of my fall season outdoor decor. I don’t usually do…

Transplants?
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Transplants?

  By Dorothy Denne How long since the breaking news of the first human heart transplant? Seems such a short time for something that today is so common. There are humans walking around all over the world with someone else’s heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas. The list goes on. Medical science is considering human brain…

Aachoo
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Aachoo

    By Dorothy Denne I wish I had invented tissues and had a life-time patent on them. I’d be making myself rich even if no one else bought any. Does allergy season ever end? I know I shouldn’t be moaning and complaining, but I’m sweating and my eyes are watering and my nose is…

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Old Friends, Old Priorities

By Dorothy Denne I bumped into an old friend this morning. Well, not literally but we did give each other a hug. He and I used to volunteer for the same group, so we saw each other several times a week. Then life pulled us in different directions for different reasons and our visits became…

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Mad as Hell

By Dorothy Denne My friend is mad as hell and doesn’t want to take it anymore, but there isn’t much she can do about it. She has once again witnessed humanity’s unwillingness to be humane – she saw two tiny kittens dumped to their destiny. It will not be a happy destiny. Their little lives…

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Dorothy’s Place: Understanding the Generations

By Dorothy Denne In one of her books, Judith Viorst wrote of the importance of keeping both the elderly and the young in our lives, in order to maintain an understanding and open dialogue between generations. She suggested the young might gain a better understanding of what the old cope with by putting rubber gloves…

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Bad Day or Ha-Ha?

By Dorothy Denne Scorching hot weather is not conducive to happy thoughts, not for me anyway. Some mornings just the effort of getting out of bed bodes a bad day. Finding ants in the kitchen does not help. I do not feel like laughing. I give advice freely in my talks and in my writings –…

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