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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Sue Jelinek

Sue Jelinek welcomes story ideas from ship to shore. Contact her at jelinst@sbcglobal.net.

In other words, mothers’ words

In an issue of Southern Living, Matthew McConaughey said that he will always remember his Mama's saying, “Are you going to see the rose...

Easter and spring traditions

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a tradition as the handing down of information, beliefs or customs from one generation to another. The Almanac listed several...

Cheers to good health and St. Patrick

I wish I could be in Naperville on March 11 to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It’s hard to believe that the West...

Some of my favorite things

For some reason I keep thinking of the words to a song as I think about Valentine’s Day 2023. “These are a few of...

Be prepared for what’s ahead

As the New Year begins, I look back on the successes and failures of the past year and try to figure out ways to...

Consider two sides to Santa

It seems that every Christmas, there is always one toy or gift that is in short supply. This situation was especially true in the...

Remembering holiday experiences

It can be fun to think back about holiday experiences. I’ll always remember the blizzard that hit Naperville the day before Thanksgiving in 1975. I...

Friday night football

I always loved a cool crisp October Friday night at a high school football game. It was even better if the “good guys” won. After...

A few armed forces Stats

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 21 years since the attack on September 11. Two of our sons were serving in the Navy...

Name in the newspaper

When my sons were younger, I started a binder for each of them that contained their yearly school pictures, their report cards and little...
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