Memories Of A Wonderful Gift

My husband and I just went through our wedding album. After 25 years of marriage, we are still happy and grateful to have found each other. Reviewing the album on our anniversary is a pleasant reminder of the day we were married.

We were blessed to have such a beautiful day for our wedding. The weather was bright and sunny, but it wasn’t too hot. There was a light breeze that didn’t interfere with our outdoor reception. We found the perfect caterers and our roast beef dinner was enjoyed by everyone.

One of the nicest surprises of the day was the wedding violinist Manchester. My husband had hired him as a surprise gift for me. He walked through the reception, playing beautiful music. Everywhere he walked, people stopped talking and listened. It was a magical performance that I will never forget. It was a wonderful gift that I will hold in my heart for the rest of my life.

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June 20th, 2016 by Edwina

Hard Work Pays Off

Bill was a hard working man. He put in 50 hours of work at the local rock quarry every week. Sometimes he worked more than that. He got a discount on the rock materials that the company he worked for sold, so he used it to purchase the materials he would need for permeable paving work at his home. Every day when he go home from work at the rock quarry, he would work on his home. He went to bed exhausted every night, but he didn’t mind. One day his boss happened to be driving by when he was outside working at his house. Bill looked up to see his boss just staring at him in amazement. He didn’t say anything but went on working and the boss drove away. The next day at work his boss handed him a paper. It was a notice to Bill that he had been promoted. The boss had been so impressed by his work ethics he also gave him a raise. It just goes to show that hard work really does pay off.

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January 9th, 2016 by Edwina

Dizzy House Painting

I had never had problems with being dizzy before, but now with having to paint the house it was getting to be a real problem. I would climb the ladder, start feeling strange and have to come down before even putting the brush in the can. I called my doctor and explained the symptoms and after playing what felt like 64 questions, he suggested I come in for a brief checkup.

During the visit the doc stuck that silly light thing of his in my ear. A couple of “ums, and ahs” later, a nurse was called in and given instructions to preform an ear wax removal Manchester procedure. He explained how ear wax build up can make you feel dizzy and assuring me it wasn’t anything to do with lack of hygiene. Sometimes, the wax just builds up. Well, with clean ears, I’m no longer dizzy and the house is painted.

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December 18th, 2015 by Edwina

Building a Following

As a writer I need to have a way to get the word out about all of the books that I have in print and I need to have a way to garner interest for the writing that I do. I have found that having a good promotional staff London on my side can help with that and can make my life a lot easier. When I have good individuals helping me out I can get the word out about my books and build a following for my writing. I have found that having individuals dedicated to my writing and to getting word out about it can bring in readers and help me to become a more popular individual. I don’t know where I would be without the staff that I have brought on and come to love.

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November 25th, 2015 by Edwina

Contemplating Moving

Life is all about making decisions. Some decisions are a breeze to make while others are more difficult. One of the decisions that I have been struggling with is whether I should stay in my current place or move. I love where I am at, but I keep longing for change. That is one of the many things that is making this decision incredibly difficult for me.

Yesterday, I spent the whole day running errands. I had to purchase some groceries and porous paving materials. I then spent the day cleaning up the house. After that, I weighed the pros and cons of staying vs. moving. I found that there are just as many advantages to staying as there is to moving. I hope that I will be able to make a decision soon because I am really stressed.

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November 15th, 2015 by Edwina

A Disruptive Phone Call

I despise getting phone calls from companies looking to sell me things. I always get these phone calls at the most inconvenient times. I was eating dinner the other night and I got a phone call from a mysterious number. I begrudgingly answered it. I was shocked to hear a falsetto voice on the other end of the line asking me if I’ve found the right business to take care of my water filtration media needs. I was absolutely baffled because I don’t even know anything about H20 filters or anything of that sort. The person on the phone continued talking about this baffling subject in that unsettling falsetto voice. I caught random phrases such as “acid neutralizing media,” “arsenic removal media,” “sediment media” and “residential water softeners.” I wasn’t in the mood to have this topic disrupting my delicious dinner, so I abruptly hung up. That was a very out of character move for me because I’m usually very polite.

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July 26th, 2015 by Edwina

Reformulating Ancient Wisdom

Insights on Perspective

An old Indian legend tells of three blind men who examined an elephant. “It is wide and thin,” said one, holding the creature’s ear. “No, it is long and narrow!” the second insisted, feeling the rope-like tail. “You’re both wrong!” The third contended. He ran his hand along the elephant’s broad flank. “This animal is huge and very heavy.” This tale circulated in many forms for several years, demonstrating how subjectively human beings interpret the world.

Modern Mischief

Now, just imagine if this ancient tale appeared on Bolton CCTV! Would ancient insight disappear under the intrusive gaze of the modern camera lens? Would viewers dismiss the three blind commentators, all of them honest, as just a trio of fools? Or would careful camera editing create confusion and partisanship? One lens might depict only the elephants ear in a close-up. Another could follow only the tail. And so forth…

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July 19th, 2015 by Edwina

A Father’s Undying Love For Music

As I sit here in front of my piano, I can only think about how I got started in the music industry. My father was a noted electric violinist. He would play for large crowds and noted celebrities. He even played for the President one time. There is nothing that I would change about my musical life. One afternoon, as I was preparing for a recital, I noticed a cramp developing in my hand. This wasn’t a good sign as I only had a few hours to prepare for one of the most important performances of my life. The time of the recital arrived, and my hand seemed worse than it was earlier. I knew that I would do well as I had on the necklace my father gave me before he died. When I started playing, it felt like someone else had control of my hands, and I knew it was my father.

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July 8th, 2015 by Edwina