Tag Archives: Hope

Family


He is big, and cheerfully greets me with a “Hi, Aunt Anne.” Big as his brother was big. His brother’s a cop for a borough that wears black uniforms and the last time I saw him was at his grandmother’s … Continue reading

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The Grand Jury


All people share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions that affect their lives together. And so the stage was set:  my ancestors, the Hopes, had set to farming in the Valley before the country was born and … Continue reading

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Buying the Farm


I was dreaming that I was back on the farm but it wasn’t farming anymore, it was more an assisted living or skilled nursing home, and my parents—who are deceased—were coming to visit.  Everything was so clean and fresh, and … Continue reading

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The Antecedents of Survival


The Antecedents of Survival Richard Gottlieb, MSW, SOB and MBF (My Best Friend), says that what interests him most is how I got the strength to survive all the crap I went through, said crap being twenty-six years of taking … Continue reading

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