SALT OF THE EARTH

This is a story about an extraordinary woman who taught me about love and the true meaning of never giving up. Mary Rustine Transue was my grandmother. Some of my memories have faded, but those that have attached themselves to my heart are still bright and clear.  First, a little background. Mary was born on January 31, 1886. She married […]

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MARY, MANGER AND THE MOON

It was the night before Christmas as I dashed through the rooms, emptying bags, wrapping presents, dipping pretzels, and cleaning up.  The trees are ready, and the stockings were hung waiting for the big day. As I made a cup of tea, I caught a glimpse of the moon. A beautiful moon high in the sky. I stopped and thought about […]

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CASSIE’S CHANGE OF HEART

Cassie’s Change of Heart is the third part of the Chipped and Mixed Matched Teacups. In part two: The Traveling Teacups, Cassie and Jim Davidson attend the reading of John’s Will. They were each given the teacup and saucer that held piping hot tea on a cold winter’s night. Along with the chipped and mixed- matched cups and saucers, they were […]

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MARY MANGER MONDAY

It is the night before Christmas and Ethel the cat is curled up as I dashed through the rooms, emptying bags, wrapping presents, dipping pretzels, and cleaning up.  The trees are ready, and the stockings are hung waiting for the big day. As I made a cup of tea, I caught a glimpse of the moon. A beautiful moon high in […]

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FABULOUS MARY FRIDAY

This Christmas story is about a woman, my grandmother, Mary Rustine Transue. For the purpose of this story, I will refer to her as Mary. However, she lives in my heart, as Memmy. Mary was the Mother of fifteen children. She was hardworking and dedicated to her family and friends. Mary was filled with a never-ending love. When I close […]

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