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Thoughts about Daddy

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : Father's Day 
My dad and great granddaughter, Kamille

    I don’t do this often, but yesterday I went to Willamette National Cemetery to visit my dad’s gravesite. Doug and I were in the area for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I would stop by. I know Daddy’s not there, just the old physical shell that housed his spirit, his personality, the man who was my daddy for sixty years - who will always be my "daddy." 

    Willamette National Cemetery is the burial site for thousands of military vete...


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Mother's Day

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Mother's Day 
    I've never been a big fan of Mother's Day. We made a big deal of it when I was a kid. Daddy always made sure my sister and I bought an appropriate gift for Mother. We also always had a corsage for her to wear to church - red or pink flowers before my grandmother died, white after. I guess even as a child I felt some ambivalence about the day. I always tried to please my mother. At a very early age, I decided not to ever hurt her or do anything to disappoint her or make her cry. But Mother...
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Reading and Writing

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : writing 



This is a picture of our "little cabin in the woods," which is not in the woods at all, but in Seaside, Oregon. It didn't look anything like this twelve years ago when we bought it. If it had we wouldn't have been able to afford it. It was a true "fixer-upper." Now that we are retired, we spend half of our time here, logging three and a half days each in Seaside and Forest Grove. The weather in Seaside this weekend has been absolutely perfect. Beachy!!

Check out my updated schedule on the "sch...
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Mother's Day Wishes for Bio Moms

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Adoption 


Isn't this flowering cherry tree in our yard beautiful? The tree is over 50 years old and never disappoints us with its beauty.

It is nearly Mother's Day. This is the time of year when I think the most about the biological mothers of my children. Tina's mother passed away a few years ago from breast cancer. Tina had spoken to her on the phone and has met some of her bio mom's siblings. Kurtis' mom still lives in Oklahoma to the best of my knowledge.

I can not help but wonder what goes through ...


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Lend an Ear, Come and Hear

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : writing 
I'm excited about reading at the "Lend an Ear, Come and Hear" event on Saturday, March 12.

For this family friendly event, sponsored by Writers in the Grove, I have written a children's story, "The Tail of Scrappy Doo."  This is my first children's piece. I am pleased that the jury accepted it for inclusion in the program. 

When my daughter, Tina, was a young child and her father and I were having a tough time financially, I made her a stuffed dog named Scrappy Doo. Scrappy Doo became her favor...
Continue reading ...
 
 

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Thoughts about Daddy

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : Father's Day 
My dad and great granddaughter, Kamille

    I don’t do this often, but yesterday I went to Willamette National Cemetery to visit my dad’s gravesite. Doug and I were in the area for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I would stop by. I know Daddy’s not there, just the old physical shell that housed his spirit, his personality, the man who was my daddy for sixty years - who will always be my "daddy." 

    Willamette National Cemetery is the burial site for thousands of military vete...


Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Mother's Day 
    I've never been a big fan of Mother's Day. We made a big deal of it when I was a kid. Daddy always made sure my sister and I bought an appropriate gift for Mother. We also always had a corsage for her to wear to church - red or pink flowers before my grandmother died, white after. I guess even as a child I felt some ambivalence about the day. I always tried to please my mother. At a very early age, I decided not to ever hurt her or do anything to disappoint her or make her cry. But Mother...
Continue reading ...
 

Reading and Writing

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : writing 



This is a picture of our "little cabin in the woods," which is not in the woods at all, but in Seaside, Oregon. It didn't look anything like this twelve years ago when we bought it. If it had we wouldn't have been able to afford it. It was a true "fixer-upper." Now that we are retired, we spend half of our time here, logging three and a half days each in Seaside and Forest Grove. The weather in Seaside this weekend has been absolutely perfect. Beachy!!

Check out my updated schedule on the "sch...
Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Wishes for Bio Moms

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Adoption 


Isn't this flowering cherry tree in our yard beautiful? The tree is over 50 years old and never disappoints us with its beauty.

It is nearly Mother's Day. This is the time of year when I think the most about the biological mothers of my children. Tina's mother passed away a few years ago from breast cancer. Tina had spoken to her on the phone and has met some of her bio mom's siblings. Kurtis' mom still lives in Oklahoma to the best of my knowledge.

I can not help but wonder what goes through ...


Continue reading ...
 

Lend an Ear, Come and Hear

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : writing 
I'm excited about reading at the "Lend an Ear, Come and Hear" event on Saturday, March 12.

For this family friendly event, sponsored by Writers in the Grove, I have written a children's story, "The Tail of Scrappy Doo."  This is my first children's piece. I am pleased that the jury accepted it for inclusion in the program. 

When my daughter, Tina, was a young child and her father and I were having a tough time financially, I made her a stuffed dog named Scrappy Doo. Scrappy Doo became her favor...
Continue reading ...
 
 

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Thoughts about Daddy

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : Father's Day 
My dad and great granddaughter, Kamille

    I don’t do this often, but yesterday I went to Willamette National Cemetery to visit my dad’s gravesite. Doug and I were in the area for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I would stop by. I know Daddy’s not there, just the old physical shell that housed his spirit, his personality, the man who was my daddy for sixty years - who will always be my "daddy." 

    Willamette National Cemetery is the burial site for thousands of military vete...


Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Mother's Day 
    I've never been a big fan of Mother's Day. We made a big deal of it when I was a kid. Daddy always made sure my sister and I bought an appropriate gift for Mother. We also always had a corsage for her to wear to church - red or pink flowers before my grandmother died, white after. I guess even as a child I felt some ambivalence about the day. I always tried to please my mother. At a very early age, I decided not to ever hurt her or do anything to disappoint her or make her cry. But Mother...
Continue reading ...
 

Reading and Writing

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : writing 



This is a picture of our "little cabin in the woods," which is not in the woods at all, but in Seaside, Oregon. It didn't look anything like this twelve years ago when we bought it. If it had we wouldn't have been able to afford it. It was a true "fixer-upper." Now that we are retired, we spend half of our time here, logging three and a half days each in Seaside and Forest Grove. The weather in Seaside this weekend has been absolutely perfect. Beachy!!

Check out my updated schedule on the "sch...
Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Wishes for Bio Moms

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Adoption 


Isn't this flowering cherry tree in our yard beautiful? The tree is over 50 years old and never disappoints us with its beauty.

It is nearly Mother's Day. This is the time of year when I think the most about the biological mothers of my children. Tina's mother passed away a few years ago from breast cancer. Tina had spoken to her on the phone and has met some of her bio mom's siblings. Kurtis' mom still lives in Oklahoma to the best of my knowledge.

I can not help but wonder what goes through ...


Continue reading ...
 

Lend an Ear, Come and Hear

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : writing 
I'm excited about reading at the "Lend an Ear, Come and Hear" event on Saturday, March 12.

For this family friendly event, sponsored by Writers in the Grove, I have written a children's story, "The Tail of Scrappy Doo."  This is my first children's piece. I am pleased that the jury accepted it for inclusion in the program. 

When my daughter, Tina, was a young child and her father and I were having a tough time financially, I made her a stuffed dog named Scrappy Doo. Scrappy Doo became her favor...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "the" (Show all posts)

Thoughts about Daddy

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : Father's Day 
My dad and great granddaughter, Kamille

    I don’t do this often, but yesterday I went to Willamette National Cemetery to visit my dad’s gravesite. Doug and I were in the area for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I would stop by. I know Daddy’s not there, just the old physical shell that housed his spirit, his personality, the man who was my daddy for sixty years - who will always be my "daddy." 

    Willamette National Cemetery is the burial site for thousands of military vete...


Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Mother's Day 
    I've never been a big fan of Mother's Day. We made a big deal of it when I was a kid. Daddy always made sure my sister and I bought an appropriate gift for Mother. We also always had a corsage for her to wear to church - red or pink flowers before my grandmother died, white after. I guess even as a child I felt some ambivalence about the day. I always tried to please my mother. At a very early age, I decided not to ever hurt her or do anything to disappoint her or make her cry. But Mother...
Continue reading ...
 

Reading and Writing

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : writing 



This is a picture of our "little cabin in the woods," which is not in the woods at all, but in Seaside, Oregon. It didn't look anything like this twelve years ago when we bought it. If it had we wouldn't have been able to afford it. It was a true "fixer-upper." Now that we are retired, we spend half of our time here, logging three and a half days each in Seaside and Forest Grove. The weather in Seaside this weekend has been absolutely perfect. Beachy!!

Check out my updated schedule on the "sch...
Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Wishes for Bio Moms

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Adoption 


Isn't this flowering cherry tree in our yard beautiful? The tree is over 50 years old and never disappoints us with its beauty.

It is nearly Mother's Day. This is the time of year when I think the most about the biological mothers of my children. Tina's mother passed away a few years ago from breast cancer. Tina had spoken to her on the phone and has met some of her bio mom's siblings. Kurtis' mom still lives in Oklahoma to the best of my knowledge.

I can not help but wonder what goes through ...


Continue reading ...
 

Lend an Ear, Come and Hear

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : writing 
I'm excited about reading at the "Lend an Ear, Come and Hear" event on Saturday, March 12.

For this family friendly event, sponsored by Writers in the Grove, I have written a children's story, "The Tail of Scrappy Doo."  This is my first children's piece. I am pleased that the jury accepted it for inclusion in the program. 

When my daughter, Tina, was a young child and her father and I were having a tough time financially, I made her a stuffed dog named Scrappy Doo. Scrappy Doo became her favor...
Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "the" (Show all posts)

Thoughts about Daddy

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : Father's Day 
My dad and great granddaughter, Kamille

    I don’t do this often, but yesterday I went to Willamette National Cemetery to visit my dad’s gravesite. Doug and I were in the area for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I would stop by. I know Daddy’s not there, just the old physical shell that housed his spirit, his personality, the man who was my daddy for sixty years - who will always be my "daddy." 

    Willamette National Cemetery is the burial site for thousands of military vete...


Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Mother's Day 
    I've never been a big fan of Mother's Day. We made a big deal of it when I was a kid. Daddy always made sure my sister and I bought an appropriate gift for Mother. We also always had a corsage for her to wear to church - red or pink flowers before my grandmother died, white after. I guess even as a child I felt some ambivalence about the day. I always tried to please my mother. At a very early age, I decided not to ever hurt her or do anything to disappoint her or make her cry. But Mother...
Continue reading ...
 

Reading and Writing

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : writing 



This is a picture of our "little cabin in the woods," which is not in the woods at all, but in Seaside, Oregon. It didn't look anything like this twelve years ago when we bought it. If it had we wouldn't have been able to afford it. It was a true "fixer-upper." Now that we are retired, we spend half of our time here, logging three and a half days each in Seaside and Forest Grove. The weather in Seaside this weekend has been absolutely perfect. Beachy!!

Check out my updated schedule on the "sch...
Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Wishes for Bio Moms

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Adoption 


Isn't this flowering cherry tree in our yard beautiful? The tree is over 50 years old and never disappoints us with its beauty.

It is nearly Mother's Day. This is the time of year when I think the most about the biological mothers of my children. Tina's mother passed away a few years ago from breast cancer. Tina had spoken to her on the phone and has met some of her bio mom's siblings. Kurtis' mom still lives in Oklahoma to the best of my knowledge.

I can not help but wonder what goes through ...


Continue reading ...
 

Lend an Ear, Come and Hear

Posted by Karen Hessen on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : writing 
I'm excited about reading at the "Lend an Ear, Come and Hear" event on Saturday, March 12.

For this family friendly event, sponsored by Writers in the Grove, I have written a children's story, "The Tail of Scrappy Doo."  This is my first children's piece. I am pleased that the jury accepted it for inclusion in the program. 

When my daughter, Tina, was a young child and her father and I were having a tough time financially, I made her a stuffed dog named Scrappy Doo. Scrappy Doo became her favor...
Continue reading ...
 
 
 
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