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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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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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