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Little grandkids say the darnedest things

By Cheryl Wormley Several of you have mentioned you wished I’d write more about my grandchildren.  There was a time our 10 grandchildren provided a plethora of inspiration for Declarations. […]

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Welcome, NIE readers; thank you, donors

By Cheryl Wormley This week’s Declarations is primarily for our Newspaper in Education readers. But, I encourage all of you to keep reading, because there is good information for faithful […]

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Think Christmas Parade, and more

By Cheryl Wormley I know it isn’t even Halloween. But since this issue of The Independent is being delivered to every mailbox in ZIP code 60098, I want to tell […]

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Welcome, exchange, donate

By Cheryl Wormley Benjamin Franklin supposedly said, “If you want a job done, give it to a busy person,”  We at The Independent have been looking for months for a […]

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Once a month is not enough

By Cheryl Wormley It’s the third Wednesday of September, so this week’s issue of The Independent was delivered by mail to everyone within the 60098 ZIP code – 14,000 homes […]

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Chapter 2: Let kindness reign

By Cheryl Wormley Last week’s Declarations could have been titled Chapter 1: Exploring misnamed Iceland. I wrote it Aug. 26 as my husband, Jim, and I were flying from Kelfavik, […]

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Exploring misnamed Iceland

By Cheryl Wormley There’s so much to see in Iceland Volcanoes, waterfalls, lava, sheep, horses, dairy cows, whales, glaciers, boiling mud pots, and so much more. I am at 36,000 […]

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