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St. Lorenz Church in Nuremburg

I returned from a wonderful riverboat cruise on the Danube River in May. My husband and I visited several countries between Budapest and Nuremburg. We stayed several days in Nuremburg. We visited the Nuremburg Trials exhibit in the Palace of Justice. We walked and rode the subway. Our “Fits” registered over 10,000 steps daily. From Nuremburg, we boarded a train to the Frankfurt Airport for our ten-hour flight directly to Dallas. I’m working diligently to organize photos and stories from the trip to share with you.


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Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty we are free at last!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Book

Do you have a friend with a heartache? Whether the problem is an impending divorce, a health issue, a disruptive event, Gift of the Suitcase, is a good gift for that individual. You can order it through my website, Amazon or purchase it at my presentations. The book offers hope, beautiful scenery, a little humor and the message that “Losing baggage is not always a loss.”

The story begins when I graduated from college with high expectations for the future. My travel through life proves that twists and turns create unforeseen opportunities. With a touch of laughter and spirituality, we see how kindness helps with chaos, today and throughout history.


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I want people to read the book, to understand the message for its relevance in today’s world. Your review will help others. Order your copy today for a gift to yourself or others.

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