This is in memory of my dad, Corporal William Curtis Perry United States Army, who served in World War II and Korean War.
I am writing regarding my two-year old niece, Kennedy Rae Urban.
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Every day they die for our freedom.
Cancer is not always a death sentence but an invitation to live, a wake-up call to be present in the moment, a permit to love without holding back, a chance to forgive, a reason to be accepting of all people, and an order to slow down to take time to really see and smell the flowers.
Doreetha Daniels turned 98 years young on April 25.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?
All his life he moaned and groaned about the unfairness of it. He'd been promised a Military Medal, outranked only by the Victoria Cross, the highest award that could be achieved. Well, he'd certainly earned it as a dispatch rider.
Children and animals walk hand in hand. American Indians often venerated their kinship with animals with totems. Kids don't need wooden carvings; they simply treasure their furry comrades (or feathered in this case).
September the first, 1939 is my own day that will forever live in infamy. I was 12 years old. Thousands of London school children had boarded trains in a mass exodus. It would be a weekend in the country – or so we had been told. Alas, the whole world soon knew that two days later we were at war and there was no returning to our homes for the foreseeable future.
The first ever Barking Picnic hosted by the Barking Flowers of the Mountain Communities was pawtastic. On Saturday, March 22 over 100 people attended the picnic in Frazier Park. The Barking Flowers hosted this event to raise awareness and funds for the Dogs on Deployment program (a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner's service commitments).
As a youngster growing up in suburban London in the 1940s and 1950s, I would get the flu at least once a year, and the episodes would be pretty severe with shivers and shakes and aches that went right through the bones.
It was a long hot day in the sun, but our 5-year-old boys stayed strong and kept their heads in the game, even though they were physically tired heading into the semifinals.
Artwork by Fair Oaks Ranch fifth-graders Milee and Luka in teacher Tarah Davis' art classes.
It seems like just yesterday my fellow City Councilmembers and I cut the ribbon to open the Canyon Country Community Center.
Every day they die for our freedom.
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I could write a book on the subject – four different ways. I'm an expert!
Two teams from the SCV All-Stars competitive cheer program emerged on top of the nation's best competition, winning national championships in their divisions of the Summit Varsity All Levels National Championship held in Orlando, Fla.
We would like to thank the good folks and judges at the 2014 Citrus Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival and Car Show. It is an honor to win the Best in Show Trophy for Cathy's 1970 VW Bug.
Newhall Elementary School's second-graders presented a musical version of "Jack and the Beanstalk," written by John Heath and published by Bad Wolf Press.
This summer I interviewed a pair of sisters barely out of high school who'd lost their mother but found her journal.
Artwork by first-grader Michael, above, and sixth-grader Tristan, top, from Fair Oaks Ranch in teacher Tarah Davis' art classes.
For the last three years, Doug Meek dropped everything to care for his ill and immobile wife, never allowing the notion her disease could kill her.