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Three generations: Hazel Dukes with grandmother
Sarah Hopson, and mother, Alice Dukes

A Grandmother’s Wisdom — as shared by Hazel Dukes

MY MOTHER’S MOTHER WAS SARAH HOPSON. My mother had a sister who died at an early age, so my mother was raised as an only child. She and her mother were very close, and after my grandfather died my grandmother moved in … [Read More...]

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A Book of Memories — as shared by Janine Lavery

MY FATHER PASSED IN 1998 when my daughter Kirsten was five years old and my daughter Emma was one year old. I loved my father so much and he was such a strong presence in my life and the life of my family that I was … [Read More...]

Tony Randall and Jack Klugman

Hard Work and Laughter — as shared by Jack Klugman

I DON’T BELIEVE HE’S DEAD. I love this guy. I knew him thirty years. We believed in the same thing. We both put in the work that was necessary to make it work and we were compatible that way. He was really open to … [Read More...]

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Desperately Needed Today: The Legacy of Courage

As Americans watch the horrific events unfold in Paris and around the world, it is understandable that fear and frustration are on the rise. … [Read More...]

Mom (Dorothy) with her dad (Babe Ruth).

Babe Ruth: “The Name is Magic” — as shared by Linda Ruth Tosetti

FOR MANY YEARS, I accompanied my mother, Dorothy Helen Ruth, to Cooperstown, New York, for the annual Hall of Fame baseball induction. She was invited as the only biological daughter of Yankee great Babe Ruth. Five years after her death in 1989, I suddenly received an invitation to attend. I really didn’t expect it—I’m just the granddaughter. But I remember […]

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Appreciating Our Troops — as shared by the Wolfer Family

AS THE NEWS OF STUART’S TRAGIC DEATH SPREAD among family, friends, military, and business colleagues, we [his parents and sister] began to receive an outpouring of emails and notes sharing with us how Stuart affected each of their lives. We knew how special Stuart was to us, his family. What we did not know in such depth was how much […]

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in the park circa 1942 Constructive Revenge The Living Memories Project

Constructive Revenge — as shared by Robert Meeropol

I HAVE NO DETAILED MEMORY of my and my brother’s prison visits to our parents, nor do I have any recollection at all of our final visit to them at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York, shortly before their execution. What I do remember of our visits is that we played games and saw them one at […]

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