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by Leisure Care
Winter 2015
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Where Love Never Dies
by Leah Dobkins

My 19-year-old daughter Hannah Rose suddenly died on March 6, 2012. After about a week, the wilted flowers that were scattered throughout my home bent their heads, mimicking my sorrow. I had trouble throwing them away, letting go of what they were. Eventually, there were no more flowers in my home. There was no more Hannah Rose.

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Open Passports, Open Minds
by Sally Macdonald

You have to stand on the khaki-colored beaches of France’s northern coast to fully appreciate what happened there a lifetime ago. Decades after the D-Day battle that marked the beginning of the end of World War II, my heart fluttered a little and I experienced a glimmer of the fear and dread that permeates the Normandy sand to this day.

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The Power of Positivity
by Elana Zaiman

In the summer of 1998, my mother-in-law invited her friends to their rented West Seattle home for a brunch to welcome me, her new daughter-in-law, to Seattle. The dining table was full of green salads, fruits, hummus, and other delicacies, and the dining room was full of people I imagined I would see again over the years.

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