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Thank You, Phoenix Fire 27

Thank You, Phoenix Fire 27 My name is Fidget. My Hooman family adopted me from The Arizona Humane Society in August, 2017. My Hooman Mom told me that for years you came to pick up my Hooman Dad when he … Continue reading

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Elliot’s Big Adventure

Elliot’s Big Adventure by Beth Kozan It was 1989. Elliot had a big birthday coming up; in December, he would turn 50. I was spooked about my men and their decade-marking birthdays. My first husband, Doug, left me and our … Continue reading

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Discovery: I Still Have a Purpose

Discovery: I Still Have a Purpose by Beth Kozan It was kind of a chance encounter, my interview with a social worker from hospice to see which programs Elliot might qualify for. After I’d answered just a few questions, the … Continue reading

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Dear Anne

Dear Anne by Beth Kozan Note from the author: I wrote to an adoptee whose online column had raised issues about her early life. Dear Anne, I’m awake at 3 a.m., unable to sleep. I keep remembering your thoughts as … Continue reading

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This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake

This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake by Beth Kozan When Elliot wanted to order a yellow cake with chocolate icing from the bakery at A.J.’s, I blithely said, “I can make you a cake.” I got out my recipe … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day to Remember

A Memorial Day to Remember by Beth Kozan Let me tell you about May 30, 1956 – the day lightning struck our neighbor, Elmer. School was out. The cotton was planted. After dinner (served at noon), Daddy had gone back … Continue reading

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Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day

Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day by Beth Kozan In the late 1980s (so the legend goes), a group of birth mothers who had been meeting for support regularly in Seattle declared a holiday for birth mothers (a woman who … Continue reading

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