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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Christmas Play Lists from the 50s to 2023

  Here are 73 years of playlists, each consisting of popular Christmas songs or singers from different decades that I have celebrated Christmas. I have tucked some fun Canadian Christmas songs in too. Have a lot of fun making your own memorable play lists- Feel free to mix and match or customize these playlists. What songs are missing off my lists that you will have on yours? (mention in the Comments section below-- thanks! and have a Merry Christmas!) 1950-1960 Playlist: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee (1958) "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms (1957) "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby (1942, but remained popular in the 1950s) "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry (1949, but popularized in the 1950s) "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" by Frank Sinatra (1957) "Ave Maria" by Perry Como (1957) "Mary's Boy Child" by Harry Belafonte (1956) "Blue Christmas" by Elvis (1957) 1961-1970