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Pets Enhance Our Lives


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | March 4, 2015 Nature is filled with wondrous things that are sure to delight children of all ages. Children are born with inquisitiveness about the world around them. As a child I often marveled at … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Message To Dads


Father’s Day is approaching once again with many looking forward to celebrations but for me, it is bittersweet. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 4, 2014 My parents divorced in 1975 when I was already an adult; while I was … Continue reading

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Remembering My September 11, 2001


Where were you that day and what stands out most in your memory? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 11, 2013 September 11, 2001 is forever ingrained into our memories as it unfolded; most every person can tell you exactly … Continue reading

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What Will Your Epitaph Say About You?


A gravestone is often marked with the birth and death dates and sometimes a single line written by children of the deceased. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 22, 2013 My family and I went to Emley’s Cemetery in Imlaystown, … Continue reading

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Trayvon’s Law Summary – NAACP


Trayvon’s Law Summary – NAACP In light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the overwhelming national awareness around numerous issues surrounding this case, the NAACP has developed a set of policy principles called “Trayvon’s Law” which embody legislative … Continue reading

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Pets for Kids: Things To Consider


From a parent’s perspective, a pet shop’s best sales clerks are all four-legged or feathered, crawl, swim or slither. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 7, 2013 Pets can be wonderful for children and there are benefits as well: improved … Continue reading

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Home Alone Tragedy: Five-Year-Old Left Alone


Another child was left home alone too soon and lives are scarred forever. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 27. 2013 Earlier this week five-year-old Brandajah Smith was taken off life-support machines after she was declared brain dead in New … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Final Trip


Faded brown eyes now shaded blue could not hide the years of pain and hurt inside. The widow hardly ever speaks anymore, even to the nurses at the Blue Ridge Rest Home where she had come to stay since the … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Final Trip


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 30, 2012 Faded brown eyes now shaded blue could not hide the years of pain and hurt inside. The widow hardly ever speaks anymore, even to the nurses at the Blue Ridge Rest Home … Continue reading

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