FUN: it’s something you share.
FORTUNE: some you make with others.
FAITH: that your difference makes a difference
FAIRNESS: what you help others understand…when they ask.
(fill in another F?)
Hers were busy hands.
She was a woman who did more than she took credit for, gave all she had, then made more.
Joan needed busy hands.
A baker’s daughter, she learned lessons early; how to mix and cook and clean up afterwards was in her DNA.
Memories shot through a hospital room in a rainbow blur when someone asked, “Does she know what’s happening?”
Because she was raised in a small English village on the channel, she did what English girls of her generation did to meet the right man.
She made sweaters. [Read More…]
If you Win The Day, this is the day, not tomorrow. Former Oregon Duck Football Coach Chip Kelly coined ‘Win The Day’ and that’s what his Ducks did. They won the day, day after day, season after season. It almost felt like they really wanted Alabama. Current coach, and former Marshfield Pirate, Mark Helfrich, says […]
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