Agnes Williams

 
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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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Autumn Cotillion
We have a strong Cajun influence here in New Orleans. Creole music, food, and an influence on life that makes it all a bit different than the rest of the United States. There is obviously a French element to that. One of these ...
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My Sweet 16
When you lived in New Orleans, you had to have a Sweet 16 birthday party. Now I have to admit one thing here - recently one of my young grandchildren showed me a TV show something about My Sweet 16 and these extremely rich, extremely ...
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A Southern Christmas
I am a Southern girl, and Christmas is very big in our family, our town, and our heritage. We never bought a Christmas tree, but the men chopped one down and brought it home. No one had artificial trees - it would have ...
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Affair of the Heart
My dear sister Adele's husband Ronald passed away at the age of 60. She never told him that she had had a passionate affair when they were married, an affair that almost ruined their marriage and the lives of others.I ...
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Best Advice I Ever Received
My mother, whom everyone called Miss Betsy even though she was married, was a refined woman. She was elegant, proud, but not to the point of condescending behavior (my goodness a Southern lady prides herself on her manners ...
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Dressing for Dinner
In the South, dinner is a past time, a ritual to be savored, an event of note. Dinner at our house started promptly at 6pm when my father had had time to arrive home, have my mother take his coat and offer him a drink, and ...
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Pies in the Window Sills
My mother really enjoyed baking. She took great pride in producing fresh pastries and breads and desserts. But her coup de grace was making homemade pies. She was quite famous for them. She would take fresh ingredients of the ...
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Being a Great-Grandparent (what??)
Grandparenting is way of being. Samuel was born in 1981 and I was 47, I thought, give me a break! I just got done raising my kids and already I'm going to be a grandparent? I’m much too young! That lasted until the moment I ...
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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take.I was tiptoeing by my granddaughter's room the other day visiting and heard my daughter saying the ...
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Sticking A Fork In It
This story I wasn't sure I wanted to ever tell. But I figured I"m older now, water under the bridge. When my youngest sister, Isabelle, was four, I convinced her to stick a fork in the light socket (plug). I don't know what ...
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The Blue Christmas Tree
The tree was a thin one that year, matching the tall thinness of the Norwegian roots of my father's side of the family, but like the tree, this year was extra lean and the tree stretched hungrily towards the sky, sucking in ...
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First Anniversary
My husband and I forgot to celebrate our first anniversary, although we had a good reason. My husband's boss's wife, with whom we were all close, had fallen asleep while driving and crashed her car with 2 children in the backseat. ...
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Legacy
My sister gave this to me several years ago. I have read this over and over and I keep a copy of it in my desk to look at whenever I start to think "I"m old" or that the best years of my life have already passed me by. I don't ...
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