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I grew up in a little Southeast Texas town where blackberry vines grow wild all over the countryside in early summer, and memories of spending Sunday afternoons picking blackberries with my parents and little sister are some of my favorite to this day. I remember… Risking encounters with bugs, snakes and thorns to find the […]
When we rented our house in Germany at the end of last spring, a beautiful little garden came with it. Fortunately, it had been well taken care of up to that point, and all we really had to do was remember to water and pull the weeds from time to time in the beginning; the […]
Looking back, one of my favorite family memories of our time spent at Fort Bliss was made in the early hours of the morning one Memorial Day weekend. We’d gotten up before the sun for the second day in a row to head to the west side of the Franklin Mountains for El Paso’s annual Balloonfest Balloon Launch. The […]
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A dismal cloud of dust hung in the air, obstructing my early morning view of the Franklin Mountains. Overnight, a thin layer of sand the color of combat boots had collected on the window sills and underneath each door frame… To read more of this article, head over to MilitaryOneClick.com!
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Heavy raindrops spotted the windshield as we set off on our weekend venture to Strasbourg. The grey, brooding sky reflected our sudden change in mood… To read more of this article, head over to MilitaryOneClick.com!
Somewhere in the short weeks after we moved to the desert, between field training and my husband leaving for a year-long deployment, we found time to take our eldest son on his first camping trip. He was such a little guy back then (only seven months old), but, knowing we wouldn’t have many opportunities to make family memories […]