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Coconut Cake and Flattery

Darryl’s Bakery made the most wonderful donuts and cakes. I remember going into the little shop, holding my mother’s hand as the bell above the hundred-year-old door rang, announcing our arrival.  Every birthday, Mom would purchase a delicious white cake with little clowns on top, wearing their red and blue ...

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Five Finger Lesson

“May your ‘five finger lesson’ be valuable to you throughout your school day and when you go home.”                                                                  ...

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Lesson from A Sunken Ship

                                                  “not even God himself could sink this ship” (employee of the White Star Line, 1911 launch of Titanic) They named her Titanic and it suited ...

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How Are Your Tests Going?

I loved our flashcard tests in third grade when we were learning our multiplication tables, and my favorite test was the Friday spelling test, because I was much better at spelling than I was at some of my other subjects! I always fared well in the spelling bee at school. ...

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A Word That Will Save Your Life

Prudence—not a common word in today’s culture, yet a word all can live by and see good days. Prudence is caution, the ability to foresee and avoid an evil thing.  It was a word so valued in early American life that is became a popular girl’s name during the 17th ...

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