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MWC Work | Love | Life | Life Lessons | Inspiration | Non-fiction

Actually, 70 years, but the first 25 years kinda sorta don’t count!

The first time I met my future wife, I had fallen on top of her when we were simultaneously tossed out of a wagon together. I was the lucky one because I landed on top of her, our heads bumped at the wrong angle, and she got a cut forehead…

WriteHere, Death, Creativity, MWC Death, Miscellaneous

My 47-year-old father’s death crushed me harder than anything I saw while I was in Vietnam.

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Cemeteries are the landlords of our lifeless bodies. Inside each casket, you will find a lifetime of memories, if only the residents could talk. For many of us, they also contain the answers to many unspoken questions.

You can stroll through any of these in the daytime and find them…

FAMILY | FAMILIES | LIFE | LIFE LESSONS | NONFICTION

How hard we try to make our children’s world better than ours.

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When I was a brand-new father, filled with tremendous love in my heart for this little being squeezing my finger so tightly, I remember promising myself that this days-old baby would live a better life than me.

It wasn’t because I had it rough when I was growing up, not…

PETS | FAMILY | COMPANIONSHIP | LOVE | DEVOTION

Oops, watch where you step!

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Marriage and pets are very similar to one another. I say that with supreme confidence that I am right. How do I know? Because, when I stated that to my wife, she first cautioned me (something about walking on thin ice), then asked the obvious question.

“How?” she asked.

So…

The beauty of marriage in your 20s and 30s transforms itself in your 50s and beyond.

60s something couple standing outside of their home. The man is hugging his wife, who is wearing a dark blue scarf.
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Traditional vs. Contemporary Marriage Vows

“I, _____, take you, _____, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.”

Surprise! According…

With so many choices to choose from, how do I know which ones are right for me?

The words you are reading are mine and mine alone. My thoughts and opinions have been formed by over 70 years of real-life experiences. This article is not being written from a “Republican” or “Democrat” viewpoint. Rather, I am writing it from an “American” viewpoint. — Ken Kayse

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Have you…

The old home ain’t the same now that it is stripped bare

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For the past 15 years of our lives, my wife and I have lived in this wonderful home. There’s nothing spectacular about this house. It sits in a nice, middle-class neighborhood with great neighbors. It wasn’t designed to be a show house. …

Ken Kayse

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