Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade

Six months ago, my father died…it’s still weird to make that statement as it feels as if he is still here! One of the things I did not anticipate about losing a parent is realizing how many times a day you think about them…I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve picked...
Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life

My father, Manuel Ellerbrock, was not just strong minded but in the eyes of his oldest daughter, he was bigger than life. All my memories of my father are reminiscent of the movie stars of his time. He was born in 1927 and 17 years older than my mom. He was 39 when I...
Still Working

Still Working

My name is Paul Herold.  I am 79 years old and still work part time as a tax accountant in Oxnard, Calif. Every year i would get a blood test, and every year my PSA was going up. The Urologist I was seeing at that time kept telling me that it was my age. Last year my...
Woman of Courage

Woman of Courage

This story about Sue Juran is written from the perspective of her youngest granddaughter, Claire. I first want to start off by saying my amazing grandmother was a passionate follower of Christ, a great wife, a loving mother, and an overly fun grandmother. The summer...
Messages from Heaven

Messages from Heaven

Marsha’s Message The Lovin Run and the Retreats and Seminars presented by Kickin Cancer/We are the Solution are a wonderful opportunity to show support of a healthy lifestyle in preventing cancer. We wanted to acknowledge to Marsha by letting her know that her...
Fire it UP

Fire it UP

My name is Derek Gilbert and I have been a volunteer firefighter since 2006. It had been a longtime dream of mine to be a paid firefighter and was privileged to serve as the volunteer coordinator and a responding firefighter for the Stayton Fire District for two years...