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National Geographics derail one couple’s aging in place

National Geographics derail one couple’s aging in place

Several years ago two sons invited me into the family home for an Aging in Place assessment of their parents in their late 80s. The father was fragile and their mother had health problems. Neither parent could complete their daily care routines. The picture was bleak — for […]

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Sacramento SPCA now offers permanent place for pet’s ashes

Sacramento SPCA now offers permanent place for pet's ashes

I was reading the latest issue of the Sacramento SPCA’s Heartline newsletter and was excited to learn the Sacramento SPCA now has a permanent columbarium, a place for a pet’s ashes to be interred. In our services helping people get organized, I can’t count the number of times we’ve […]

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Do you know these families? Unidentified home movies

Do you know these families? Unidentified home movies

I was taking the time to get caught up on my emails and while reading the latest newsletter from the Masumoto Family Farm they announced the upcoming release of a film about their family farm over several generations. This announcement caught my attention because we saw the […]

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Follow-Up Michelle Singletary’s Story About Her Mother

Follow-Up Michelle Singletary's Story About Her Mother

Back in April, we posted a link to Michelle Singletary’s story about her mother’s accident and how difficult it was to get anything accomplished because her mother didn’t have her paperwork in order. I’m cleaning up paperwork today and found Michelle Singletary’s June 21, 2014 column about her mother’s […]

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A Must Listen: Michelle Singletary’s cautionary tale

A Must Listen: Michelle Singletary's cautionary tale

This NPR Here and Now piece is a must listen for everyone. Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist whose columns we enjoy tremendously, shares her personal story of her mother’s critical injury and the effect on the family when a person’s affairs are not in order at the […]

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Great Read: Lost Family Letters Found

Great Read: Lost Family Letters Found

I finished reading the latest California State Library Foundation Bulletin (No. 107, 2014) and wanted to share a wonderful story. In the article “A Reunion with a Twist“, Debbie Hollingsworth tells a heartwarming story of letters written by a World War I Doughboy from California, acquired by the […]

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Listen: Jeanne Shares Her Story Donating to the CA State Library

Listen: Jeanne Shares Her Story Donating to the CA State Library

Hi Everyone – MaryAnne and I are so excited to share our first audio recording with our visitors. The first podcast focuses on how I donated my collection of Miracle Mile Caravans and Central Valley Harvesters to the California History Room at the California State Library. Want […]

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Inspiring story: Cookie Cutter Collection Lives on After Death

Inspiring story: Cookie Cutter Collection Lives on After Death

We all know you can’t take it with you. But what do you (or your loved ones) do with a beloved collection after you’ve died? One inspiring idea is the following story from Cookie Crumbs, the National Cookie Cutters Collector Club newsletter, Vol. XXXII No. 1, March 2013. […]

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Just Amazing! Thank you Huell Howser!

Just Amazing! Thank you Huell Howser!

Today we learned Huell Howser died at the age of 67. Just this past Saturday, we spent part of the day watching California’s Gold on KVIE, Huell climbing up a mountain to check out a California glacier and chat with other hikers. MaryAnne sent me the story […]

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