Category Archives: Holidays

A New Year’s Remembrance (circa 1990)

Twenty-two years ago, in the final days of 1990, I penned this memoir of the previous year for the local Westmont Progress community newspaper. At the time I wondered when my almost two year old would give up her  bottle; … Continue reading

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The Day Past Thanksgiving

Originally published  November 24,  1994  for “That’s Life,” a  weekly column I wrote for the Westmont Progress community newspaper. That year my modest home was the gathering place for the Desmond siblings and their respective families, 26 family members in … Continue reading

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Thank you, John. Semper Fi!

Happy Veterans Day to John Stephen Vaughan ____ Copyright © 2011 Patricia Desmond Biallas

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