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05/24/19 12:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The significance of Memorial Day had faded because of the relative peace America was blessed with, lasting from the mid-1970s to the turn of the century. Since then, however, we can’t escape remembering Americans who gave, in Lincoln’s phrase, “the last full measure of devotion” in the seemingly endless wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and most recently, Syria and Niger.
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05/12/19 8:00am

COURTESY PHOTO

We have a friend whose mother hated to be taken to lunch on Mother’s Day.

“I don’t want to be sitting there with some old dolls with corsages pinned to their dresses,” she said, “with people who forget them for the rest of the year.”

It’s always refreshing to hear some humor attached to a conspiracy of florists taken way too seriously by some. But what is undeniably serious are the challenges 21st-century parents face, problems that only 20 years ago wouldn’t even be on their radar screens. (more…)