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March 3rd, 2015

Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss My wonderful grandmother was born just after President Abraham Lincoln was killed. I am not quite sure of the date; just I believe it was about 1870. Her stories about her childhood and growing-up experiences made my childhood a wonder! Remember she wore long skirts and corsets and was taught to behave like a lady from day one. And al...

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By Judy Reiss No one was more surprised than I was when, one day, I found myself unable to walk without a cane! A cane? Me? I had always thought that canes were for “old” people, so what was I doing with one? Actually, I have to tell you that a cane was really a compromise between me and my wonderful physical therapist. I promised her that I would...

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By Judy Reiss In 1966, my first son, Tobi, was born and no one was more thrilled than I was to have such a wonderful baby and to be a mother. However, I really knew very little about how to care for him. He was born at DeGosbriand in Burlington, but I was extremely fortunate to find Dr. Ellerson in Montpelier to be his pediatrician. I firmly believ...

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Back when the dinosaurs roamed, I was in high school. And although my class was big back then, in reality it wasn’t “big” by today’s standards. Although I am never quite sure, I think that there was 130 in our class. But what I think is interesting as I look back was this. Back then you either took a college preparatory track or a business/secretar...

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Regardless of all the varied and sometimes stupid ideas I have gathered over the years, the one that I still feel is absolutely correct is that everyone in the United States of America deserves to have enough to eat and a warm place to live. We are a great country and in this country no one should go hungry nor should they have to live on the stree...

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I know that I have told you about the Community dinner in Waitsfield before, but it is time for me to discuss it again. For those of you who don’t know what it is, let me explain. Vincent and Diane Gauthier, lifelong residents of the Mad River Valley decided that it was time to plan something that would bring the Valley community together again, so...

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I was shocked the other day when someone told me that kids today are never read Grimm’s Fairy Tales. “What” I said, “why?” And the answer was that they are too scary for children! So, of course, I thought about it for quite a while and decided that I need to refute that crazy thought. When I was little, I loved the Grimm’s Fairy Tales and was never...

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Many of you have written to me or called me to ask about what is going on with our family, so I decided to take my Christmas letter and let you all see it. I think that it will answer most of your questions. If not, just let me know and I will fill you in! This is just a note to let you know what happened with the Reiss Family in 2014. Well, McKinl...

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Can you believe that it is almost the year 2015? For some of you it is probably just the next year on the calendar, but for some of us it is amazing! For those of us who have a few years on the rest of us, this year seems like the future, forever. Remember that I was born in 1939, which means I lived through World War II, the Korean War and of cour...

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If you sit very still, you can probably hear the sound of reindeer bells and maybe, just maybe, the sound of their hooves on the roof. And Santa Claus? Well he is hard at his task of going to visit children all around the world! If you think about it, he has the hardest job imaginable. Fortunately, since the world is round, he is able to take, oh p...

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