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Family & Friends

In Praise of the Old-Fashioned Fourth

By Deborah Harkins
Three cheers for the traditional Fourth of July celebration, Americans’ annual salute to their country. Women's Voices has covered many such home-grown tributes. Today, from our archives, we’re featuring three traditional Fourths, from towns tiny to small to huge.
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Family & Friends

The Wednesday Five

By Women's Voices For Change
Our Women's Voices contributors are global citizens. Here are their stories about how they've celebrated the Christmas season in France, Tanzania, Denmark, and as close by as Minnesota and New York.
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Family & Friends

True Gifts of Christmas

By Diane Dettmann
By Diane Dettmann

Over the years, my family’s lives have moved in new directions and we seldom are able to come together in one place. . .The true gifts of Christmas are love for each other, hope in times of darkness and keeping the memories of those we love wrapped in our hearts forever.

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Arts & Culture

A Small-Town Artist With a Big Heart

By Diane Dettmann
By Diane Dettmann

Kate Sullivan has learned a lot about herself as a woman and as an artist. She’s dedicated to preserving the fiber art processes of spinning, weaving and rug making that have been a tradition in the small town of Afton for generations.

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Family & Friends

Father’s Day: Let Us Now Praise Steadfast Men

By Diane Dettmann
By Diane Dettmann

My father, Harold Elleson, had all the virtues expected of a husband and father in Minnesota in the 1940s: he was loving, steadfast, dependable, faithful. His was a hard-luck life, and, like Minnesota fathers back then, he shouldered his burdens without complaint.

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