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December 20th, 2014

Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

So many of you have asked me about my furry loved ones that I decided to sit right down and let you know who is who and what is what. First, I should tell you that we still have two dogs and only two cats. You might remember that our beloved James, our first and wonderful boy Siamese cat, passed away in 2013. The only thing that was good about his...

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When Hillary Clinton wrote a book about a village raising a Child, people thought that this was a new way of thinking. Well, it wasn’t! What Hillary did was remind us that this way of raising a child was not just a good idea but one that had worked for a million years. Think back. I know that many of you can really relate to that thought, primarily...

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I guess all of us have recovered by now from the hustle and bustle surrounding Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of Thanksgiving and getting together with friends and loved ones around a groaning board of delicious foods. Of course, these days where you hear constantly about the obesity problem in the U.S. it makes it diffic...

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I know this may be redundant, but I just can’t help myself! It is almost Thanksgiving and it is time for me to remind you about our forefathers/mothers and what they went through to make it possible for us to sit down with family and friends and eat ourselves silly. I am not sure what the weather was like when they arrived at Plymouth, MA but as on...

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All of my children, which are four, all of my grandchildren which are 8, can and do use the Internet to buy stuff. I, on the other hand, can’t! Now, let me explain what I mean. What I mean is they are able to go onto the Internet, find the store or the place that sells the type of things that they want, and they buy it. I am able to go onto the Int...

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All of my children, which are four, and all of my grandchildren which are eight, can and do use the internet to buy stuff. I, on the other hand, can’t! Now, let me explain what I mean. What I mean is they are able to go onto the internet, find the store or the place that sells the type of things that they want, and they buy it. I am able to go onto...

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When I got the invitation to go to North Litchfield Beach to spend a week with a group of my high school friends, I was unsure about going. First, I had no idea how I was going to get to Boston to fly down. That I couldn’t get a flight from Burlington was a drag (!) and Malcolm said he just couldn’t drive me down and then back, twice. I was also a...

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I know for a fact that there are many people among us who really are “saints.” Now I know that these aren’t the good old saints that most of us remember from our Sunday school days, but nonetheless, they are today’s saints. I don’t want you to think about Mother Theresa or other popular saints of today, what I want you to think about are the saints...

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I must confess, I am a jerk! Not only a jerk but a stupid jerk! And for me to admit such a thing is very hard because I have always thought of myself as a woman who was smart and clever. But those days are over! Let me explain why and what happened. Malcolm had to go to the Cape to pick up his van, so I was alone for a few days with no one but my c...

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I don’t know if I have ever suggested a certain movie or play before, but I am going to, right now! And what I really suggest is that the men who might be reading this, put the paper down and go outside and walk the dog. This is really just for women! The night before we left the Cape, a friend called me and asked me to go to the Cape Playhouse to...

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