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Recollections from Cousin Sandra (intro)

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During the last year or so I have become re-acquainted with my cousin Sandra Tuten Pearce.  Her mother, Aunt Waunell was the eldest daughter to my Granny and Grandpa, Nichols Lawton and Osie Ella Riggins.  Her father, Bill Tuten was indeed one of my favorite uncles, and, as far as I can see, the greatest of human beings.  He taught me lessons in life without ever knowing it, especially on the topic of a fathers love for his children.

As many of you know, My brother Mitch has been battling cancer for 4 years now, and so it is no surprise that his illness has brought us closer as a family.  It has made us think about the truly important things in life, far and above the mundane and selfish thoughts of ourselves. We think about our complete family, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins, and how important we are to one another.  How the value of our lives would be completely altered and indeed lessened if not for each special placeholder of our family tree.

Sandra has, during the course of the past few years, reemerged into our lives as the beautiful, caring, lovable, happy and positive soul I always remembered; and, a great source for inspiration to my brother. What I didn’t know about her was she has an incredible gift for writing. I have personally enjoyed reading every word of hers which has trickled down the back roads of my mind and caused me to remember………and smile.

Sandra has allowed me to included her work here with hopes that  it will be an inspiration to all  to write your own memories.

You may read them by clicking here.


Written by wingzofsteel

December 11, 2009 at 3:28 pm

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A Brothers Gift

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th_avatar-014My brother Mitch has cancer. He was diagnosed with NHL in 2006 and has continued battling this insidious disease since then. It has moved around in his body since the original diagnosis, and essentially, has had its way with him. At least, until now.

Please read the entire article here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Written by wingzofsteel

July 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm