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Laura's Corner

I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.

An Honest Mechanic?

For as long as I can remember, my family has always used the same mechanic.  This includes my Grandmother, aunts, uncles, mom, dad, sisters and maybe even my cousins.   

I never knew the draw to this particular shop.  I mean, as a child, you know a couple of times a year mom or dad has to take the family car to the shop for maintenance.  It was just a place they felt comfortable.

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Alright, so I am writing on behalf of a "friend".   Not going to admit how I know this person, but let's just say she is as close to me as my sister.

When you talk about deadbeat dads, usually you think of a man who skips out on child support.  This case is much different.  My "friend" was married 8 1/2 years and had two daughters with her husband.  They eventually divorced and dad initially agreed to "watch" his daughters only when friend went to work.  He never took his daughters on weekends or holidays.  After 8 months, friend had to take ex to court to enforce partial visitation.  Ex ended up taking his daughters every other weekend.

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Accidental Drowning... Almost

There is a section under the roof my sun porch which has gently pulled away from the topside. I knew sooner or later this would have to be repaired, but I have yet to begin this task. Since then, a mother and father bird have decided to begin their new family in that specific area.

I have always had respect for the helplessness of such small animals. I am not sure why. Maybe it is because there is a place in my heart for those who cannot protect themselves. Could it be the mothering in me? Maybe. Yet, ever since I was very young, I have always tried to assist others in need.

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