December 2012

The gift of song

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 20, 2012

Have you ever read about the importance of family rituals to children’s development of identity and feelings of belonging? When I do it impresses upon me, yet again, what a wonderful job my parents did in providing Phil and me with such a stable, loving, tradition-filled environment. Our family’s rituals were many, but it will […]

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by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 17, 2012

Isn’t this a sweet photo of my husband’s sisters on Christmas morning? I date this photo at circa 1980 because Thyia, the baby of the family, was born in 1976, and she looks to be about 3 or 4 years old in this shot, don’t you think? I really love Thyia’s little Dorothy Hamill haircut […]