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Martha Ashleigh

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ALONG THE WAY by Martha Ashleigh

This Week in America with Ric Bratton

ALONG THE WAY by Martha Ashleigh Along The Way---a collection of thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams, essays and fantasies, poems, songs, and prayers---is a gift to the future from a grandma who has reached her three score and ten. That grandma is me. The journal is not arranged in chronological order, yet it seems to have a natural flow in its randomness. With a glad heart I write about many people who have been important in my life. I offer a little prayer of thanks every day for my husband Dave and his wise decision to attend UCLA instead of Stanford. I often wonder how we might have met anyway. Surely we would have met, for I can’t imagine a life without him. Happily, we are well into our second fifty years, and we count our blessings every day. So with love, I write this journal for Dave and for our family and friends. The words are plentiful, mostly because so many of these pages chronicle the history of our family. I feel that the generations who follow my own---that would include our children (by birth or borrowed) and their spouses, then the fine flock of grandchildren already with us and those yet to be born--- need to hear the old family stories, need to be introduced to those people who shaped our family, and need to understand the family values we hold. Martha Ashleigh lives on Catalina Island with her husband and golden retriever. A retired music teacher, she enjoys writing music, poetry and stories. She and Keith Snell co-authored the popular music series, Fundamentals of Piano Theory (Kjos, 1997). The Ashleighs enjoy books, puzzles, and games. They volunteer at the hospital and church, and tutor the local kids when help is needed. Mrs. Ashleigh's Catholic faith defines how she sees the world and how she lives in the world. Always included in her daily prayers: an end to hunger, respect and justice for all people, and peace on earth. https://www.amazon.com/Along-Way-Martha-Ashleigh/dp/1645507254/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=martha+ashleigh&qid=1595037259&sr=8-1 http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mashleighmp3


30 Jul 2020