WWII soldiers with their sons
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Mystery Partially Solved: a Memorial Day Remembrance for 1st Lt. Eugene H. Karner

I'm sharing a true story, a family mystery, in celebration of Memorial Day. At long last, we know What was in a Military file about Dad's death, labeled "Secret/Restricted" in 1944; but we still don't know Why it had to remain a government-guarded secret for nearly 70 years.

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Get out the grill and add a green salad

Here's a tangy, refreshing, healthy side salad to accompany a summer grill meal (for Memorial Weekend, maybe?) Combine: 1 small avocado, peeled, cored and mashed 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 tablespoons low-fat Greek yogurt 1-3 tablespoons non-fat (skim) milk (add until you get the consistency you prefer) your favorite all-purpose seasoning salt… Continue reading Get out the grill and add a green salad

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Boston Bibb Blintzes: a low-calorie, highly nutritious treat

  Ingredients (per serving): 3 large leaves Boston Bibb lettuce .75 cup loosely packed non-fat cottage cheese 20 grams raisins, finely chopped 14 grams pecans, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon honey a sprinkle of cinnamon a smidgeon each of salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Combine cottage cheese, raisins, pecans, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Divide… Continue reading Boston Bibb Blintzes: a low-calorie, highly nutritious treat

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V is for Volunteer: it’s good for you, but pay attention to the caveat

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can we live well, despite problems?  Volunteer: it's good for you! (Say the researchers and writers at Harvard Health Watch) Volunteering has mental health benefits: Volunteers feel more socially connected than non-volunteers; This helps to ward off loneliness and depression.… Continue reading V is for Volunteer: it’s good for you, but pay attention to the caveat