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Mental Illness Awareness Month: one family’s experience

A Rossmoor resident recently reminded me that May is Mental Illness Awareness month.My mother was diagnosed a schizophrenic in 1966. (I was 5.) I’m...

Mommalogues: Yelp me, momma

My mom and I were having lunch when she left me mid-conversation. She had that far-away look in her eyes, the one usually reserved...

Author, humorist to pen column for Sun on mom/daughter relationships

Some believe laughter is the best medicine. And when it comes to relationships, sometimes nothing can be funnier than the legendary and unique relationships...

A family’s Model A Odyssey

Sometimes it takes four generations to tell a story. Rossmoor resident Diane Wood has long cherished her mother’s and grandfather’s 1934 travel journal, a...

Seal Beach Arts & Crafts Faire set for Sept. 9 and...

The Arts & Crafts Faire in Seal Beach may be a 40-year tradition, but the American Arts and Crafts Movement started in Boston in...

I have an autistic sister

I’ve had a sister for 15 years.I’ve had an autistic sister for 13 years.According to merriam-websters.com, autisum is defined as “a variable developmental disorder...

Fitness buff tries to lift her brother’s burden

What do you do when a family member stumbles on hard times?That is a question that Julie Beck asks herself every day.Julie worries about...
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