Tag Archives: Carol Heideman

No, you cannot come home


2+ I was a shy little girl growing up in Kentucky. In spite of being shy, I somehow made good friends quite easily. Following in the steps of my big sisters, at 16 years old, my parents sent me on a bus tour of the western USA. What an amazing opportunity! I spent 6 weeks on a coach bus, sleeping in tents, and seeing sites like Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, Grand Canyon, and Glacier National […]

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There is nothing worse than happy children


1+ “There is nothing worse than happy children.” I overheard my mom saying this phrase to adults hundreds of times when I was a child. I would put on a quarter-size smile but I did NOT understand. How could nothing be worse than… sweaty loud on a summer day? Was she kidding… that was the best! How could nothing be worse than… sitting at the pool with dozens of kids? Was she kidding… that was […]

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Giving to others


5+ While I was about 8 years old I always remember sitting on Sunday morning with my grand father at a small table while he was opening envelopes and then writing checks.  I first had to find out “What is a Check?”  Grandpa said you never mail money to someone but it’s OK to send a check. After looking at all of the mail received during the week asking for money. Grandpa would look in […]

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