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At Home With Vivian: Awash in anticipation

At Home With Vivian: Awash in anticipation

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As I write my column this morning (Monday), my cell phone is turned to the loudest setting and is sitting right here beside the keyboard. I’m waiting for an important call from Nebraska. A special call indeed. My son just texted the family that they are on the way to the hospital. Baby Boy Roubal […]

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At Home With Vivian: Cousins

At Home With Vivian: Cousins

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Ain’t nobody crazier than your cousins on your Mama’s side!” My cousin Alice posted this on Facebook today. “Yep. That’s me!” I replied. My kid sister Johnette posted beneath me, “Me too!” I guess it is true. We are some crazy cousins. I was very lucky to grow up with cousins. Lots of cousins. Between […]

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Martinez woman starting support group for alienated grandparents

| October 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez woman who has been unable to visit with her nearby grandchildren has discovered she’s not alone So she’s starting an East Bay chapter of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, a national group that began in Florida. “It’s my calling,” she said. The woman prefers to remain anonymous, too, but will be the […]

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At Home With Vivian: Just a Routine

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Labor Day has come and gone. The kids are back in school. Summer (even though the autumnal equinox isn’t until September 23) is over. Summers are fun and exciting, but there’s something about getting back to a predictable routine that’s comforting, especially to kids. Kids thrive on routine. I know. I was one of those […]

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At Home With Vivian: Twins!

At Home With Vivian: Twins!

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I’m going to Connecticut?” I asked in disbelief when my mother gave me the news on an afternoon late in June 1968. I had just walked in the door after riding my bike home from the Antioch High swimming pool where I taught Red Cross swimming lessons in the mornings. I was wet and hungry […]

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