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Ten Years Later

By: Elaine Marze When we hear the word Anniversary most people think about a joyful celebration, but for unfortunate others it can mean an acknowledgement of a death.  Ten years ago today my husband left his cancer-ridden body as he also...

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A Late Appreciation

 Many people would agree that our nation’s military are under-appreciated and their deeds of valor often ignored. Just a few years before he passed this Ringgold, Louisiana man was notified by the French Consulate in New Orleans that he was...

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A Veteran’s Day Tribute

By: Elaine Marze “If you won’t stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them!”  This statement represents my feelings pretty well. I grew up during the 1960’s when war protestors consistently made...

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Did You Know?

Did you know... 800,000 people are widowed each year? Did you know… 700,000 of those are women? Did you know… most widows live in poverty? (Over 115 million world wide) Did you know… “death of a spouse” is listed as...

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Sharing and Displaying Heirloom Quilts

By Elaine Marze If you are one of the lucky ones who has an heirloom quilt handmade by a loving grandmother there are some nice alternatives for displaying and sharing these precious memorabilia while also providing a great opportunity for some...

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Faces of Grief

By Elaine Marze Perhaps we who have been taught it is better to be strong and silent than weak and whiney should open up about our times of depression occassionaly so that those struggling emotionally don’t feel so alone in their struggles. A...

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Big White Hoss

It has been over seven years since my husband died, and I am still benefiting from his foresight in planning for his death and how his absence would affect me. One of the plans he set into motion for my benefit involved his big, old loud white truck....

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Today is Memorial Day for the Marze Family

 Seven years ago on Wednesday, October 19 Daniel, Phaedra, Clyde, Kinsley, Makenna, Colton, my mother, Jr’s sister, Bonnie, and his brother, Ricky, and myself had to walk out of that room in Springdale, AR knowing our world had changed forever,...

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Appreciate it now …

By Elaine Marze People frequently share with me the things they miss most after the death of their spouse, especially after they read WIDOWHOOD: I DIDN’T ASK FOR THIS (which I wrote).  I like to share these things because it reminds those...

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