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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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S.A.F.E. Planning President Featured for Veterans Day

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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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THINK OF YOUR LOVED ONES!

Some people think that if they leave a Will behind it will take care of all the “after” issues, but that’s only the beginning.  It would simplify tasks for your spouse and / or children if you would also enclose in that important folder the...

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Veteran’s Day, November 11

We are proud of the veterans who work for our company.  Steve Rainey joined the US Marine Corps when he was 17 years old. He landed in Vietnam in 1965 in the first major troop commitment of the war. His first station was at Chu Lai, south of...

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