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NEARESt and deArest: Emma Schmidt Briggs

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I am the grand daughter of Emma Briggs. I was blessed to be loved by her, and by all my grandparents. I wish there was a word that could adequately describe how I feel when I think back over my grandparents’ love. Fortunate. Grateful. Treasured. A grandparent’s love is unique, and fierce, and joyful. It is delivered without judgement or …

NEARESt and deArest: Learning To Cook

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Dear NEARESt and deArest, I was told by my elementary school art teacher that I could not draw. That hurt. I was in a musical at a local Equity dinner theatre, the school choir, and a cheerleader, so the sting was lessened a bit by being distracted by other activities. Though distracted, I carried the thought I was bad at …