Smell and Memory

smellingflowers

Yesterday I was brought back to a memory of being ten years old and I had just moved from a concrete urban environment that smelled like bus exhaust to a verdant suburb that smelled like fresh, cut grass. On Saturday mornings, all the men were out mowing their new suburban lawns. Now I closed my eyes and I was ten years old again and playing with my friends in the yard.

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Why A Child Will Love Our Camp Care Packages

summercamp

Most children experience at least a touch of homesickness when they are away from their families for a week or two. That sadness is quickly forgotten when they receive camp care packages in the mail during their stay at camp. All kids are not the same, so we have collected items for children of various personalities and have an assortment of 10 different camp care packages from which to choose.

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Work at Home Tips

workathome

I work at home in a second floor apartment in a “quiet” tree-lined suburban community where apartments are the exception. My home office looks out on private homes on two sides.

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An Easy Way to Do Good in Your Neighborhood

cards

Years ago, when I lived on a block with very new mothers, some of us decided to form a neighborhood bridge group. We were all terrible card players, but that really wasn’t the point. Meeting once a month was a way to get together, to talk about families, schools, neighborhood stuff. Some of us were friends outside of the bridge group, but not all of us were.

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