An Aunt is a Friend for Life

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Dear Charley, As a mom to more than one child, I have often been accused of having a “favorite”. From a sibling’s perspective, it appears to be true when one sibling gets his or her way and the other does not. As you get older and learn to see things a bit beyond your own perspective, you see that this is not always a representation of a parental “favorite”. The Bible tells us that “God Read More …

Sweeter than Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hunny

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Dear Charley, I am excited to write today’s letter about one of my most favorite stories, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A. Milne. Long before I ever read the words penned by Milne, I loved the story of Pooh, who had been brought to life for me in “The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh” (1977). I have enjoyed this story for a majority of my life. I first read Winnie-the-Pooh when your mom was little. It wasn’t the first Read More …

Walt Disney’s Story Land – A Memory of Love

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Dear Charley, When I was a young girl my dad bought my sister and me a storybook, “Walt Disney’s Story Land” (Golden Books, 1962).  Inside was a collection of fairy tales and stories most of which had been adapted by Disney for animated features. He bought it for us one summer when we were visiting him at his home in Pennsylvania. The book was an ordinary book, but our dad read stories to us from Read More …