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The young man with his proud grandson

before you can dream, you need to live

Part 2 of 2. After nearly two weeks on the Atlantic, they arrived in Halifax at Pier 21. After the documents and signatures checked out they got on the train and began the four day ride from Halifax to their sponsors house in Niagara Falls, Canada.  His tiredness from the trip was trumped by his […]

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The Young Italian Man Looking For The Right Documents

how brave can you be?

The story you’re about to read is true. Very true. It didn’t just happen to the people in the story; it happened to thousands of people during the 1940s and 50s. There was a young Italian couple. He was 27, she was 16 and no one thought he was a creep. They had just said […]

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NASA, we’re coming home

You would be pretty excited too if NASA called you out of the blue and asked if you would move to Florida for 3 months to train for a special space mission. They were vague in their description of the mission, but there was no way I was about to say no. Don’t get me […]

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someone like her is always a surprise

This love story lacks both “love” and “story”… It was a small town; everyone knew everyone. I can still remember the first time I saw her.  It was 11 am and a strange time for someone like her to be at home so I knew she must have been a house-sitter or a nanny or something […]

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sickness onto death

Every morning after having toast and tea, I would go for my 10-15 mile run. I would run down the glen, along a large field of cows and then head towards the river. This particular morning, as I passed the field, I looked over the dry stone wall and noticed that not all the cows […]

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