Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 9:26 PM EST Dec 21, 2018 Dear Abby: Several years ago, my daughter got pregnant. She and her husband were overjoyed, as was I. Being a quilter, I immediately made a baby play quilt. However, before I could send it, she had a miscarriage. After that, she had another miscarriage, so I have never given her the quilt, nor have I given it to anyone else. She and her husband divorced, and she has since remarried. They haven’t had children, nor do they want any. They are happy with their decision, and it’s fine with me. They often entertain and sometimes small children are there with their parents. I will visit her in a couple of months, and I’m wondering if I should give her the quilt for the young ones to play with. I don’t want to open old wounds, but I’d like her to have it. Of course, this is more about her feelings than mine, but I’m unsure about what to do. I would appreciate your thoughts. Not A Grandma in … [Read more...] about Abby: Baby quilt for daughter may bring sad memories
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By Connie Schultz, Washington Post Published 2:48 pm CST, Friday, November 16, 2018 Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a signing at the Seminary Co-op bookstore on November 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a signing at the Seminary Co-op bookstore on November 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: T, Staff / Getty Images Photo: T, Staff / Getty Images Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a signing at the Seminary Co-op bookstore on November 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a … [Read more...] about Review: Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a political spouse’s memoir like no other
Francis X. Donnelly The Detroit News Published 6:23 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 Charlevoix — Emily Van Stedum stood on a stage last month, waiting to be joined by her mother and daughter for Emily’s graduation from nursing school. But someone was missing. Two weeks before the ceremony at North Central Michigan College, Emily’s husband, Greg, was killed in an accidental shooting. What made the death more tragic was the fact it followed his miraculous cure in 2011 from an illness that had left him bedridden for five years. The shooting left the family a series of unsettling questions: If God was going to take Greg, 36, why not do it before he endured all those years of pain? Why cure him so spectacularly only to let him die so carelessly? Why raise the hopes of his family only to crush them? “We had been through so many trials and tribulations just to have life cut so short,” said Emily, 35. “(It was) love and … [Read more...] about Charlevoix woman deals with loss of husband after miraculous cure
THERE are two positive outcomes following the recent trial of four local rugby players: the fact that the process in rape cases is now being scrutinised by the legal profession to arrive at a better way of trial and court appearances and the hope that young men and women might take heed of how degrading behaviour can effect all those involved. Despite the not guilty verdict, the outcome has caused controversy, even more so the social media messages sent between the young men involved. Again, a warning to all of us that nothing is private – such depraved messaging will catch up. And although in this case it's was young men sending these WhatsApp communications, young women are doing the same thing – and I'm told by one that all this is the result of watching pornography. Mind you, it's hard to escape; even when looking for a photo of some subject to accompany an article, I have come across dreadful images on an innocent page. Feelings run strong, as seen in the recent case. … [Read more...] about Anne Hailes: Feelings run strong, as seen from the fallout of the recent rugby case
PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 April 2018 Eleanor Young Some of the Weston runners taking part in the London Marathon. SUb Thousands of people will take on the gruelling London Marathon this weekend and some runners from Weston will race for charities close to their hearts. Here are just a few of those who will take on the challenge on Sunday: Alex Bullock. ALEX BULLOCK: STROKE ASSOCIATION A Weston man will face the ‘daunting’ task of running around the capital in support of two family members. Alex Bullock, aged 32, will take on the London Marathon this weekend for the Stroke Association. He said: “I chose this charity as a close family relation suffered a severe stroke about two years ago and this has had a major impact on his ability to work again but also on his family. “My Granddad suffered a less severe stoke about five years ago and he has made a very good recovery so I want to put something back to this great cause.” Alex said he never considered … [Read more...] about ROUND UP: Which Weston runners are taking on the London Marathon this weekend?