— “This ornament has been in our family for more than 70 years,” wrote Mary Jarvis of Northern Cambria. “It was purchased at a store in Clymer for 25 cents in 1930, the year my parents were married. For 60 years, it hung on our family Christmas tree until Sylvia and Allen Flory decided to give it to me, their youngest daughter. The story behind this ornament, as told to me by my parents, is that when I was 13 months old, I carried it up a flight of steps with the hook in my mouth. When I got to the top step, I turned and slid down the steps on my butt and I didn’t break it. I’m now 70 years old and this ornament is special to me. I hope our children will share it on their Christmas tree in years to come. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.”
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Those pots of bright yellow daffodils, Easter lilies and hyacinths gracing the home this weekend do not have to end up in the trash bin when the blooms start to fade.
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Prison life can be a time warp.
When inmates are locked away – for months, years, decades – society moves forward: Technology evolves, major events occur, pop culture changes. From a personal perspective, families and friends live their lives: weddings, funerals, graduations, births, retirements. All the while, criminals bide their time, existing in a regimented world of cement walls and metal bars.
Almost all of them eventually rejoin society, though.
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