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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....

“Of the People, By the People, For the People”

. Today marks the 154th anniversary of a most solemn occasion: .

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On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 36th birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things … Continue reading

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“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

. . The story goes that as Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a … Continue reading

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“When October Goes”

. Just ask my family – I’m one of the original “Fanilows“, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “Mandy” on the radio in 1974 (what can I say?  Other girls my age … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play:

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Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 32 years ago today that our lives changed in the space of an instant. One second we were a couple, and the next we were a family. It still never ceases to amaze me how seamlessly that … Continue reading

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“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) Oldie

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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