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Maura Troy

Just for Fun

By Maura Troy

Just for Fun

Every year my mother always made sure my brothers and sisters and I had a terrific Christmas. As we got older, in addition to the lovely sweaters she would hand knit for us, and the other items she would buy, Mom started adding gifts that were, in her words, “just for fun:” A ridiculous looking […]

Tightening the Knot

By Maura Troy

Tightening the Knot

My husband never married me. That’s okay since I never married him, either. But he is my husband, and I am his wife. We have been together for twenty-five years, and I can’t imagine my life with anyone else. So why not actually tie the knot? I jokingly tell anyone who asks me that question […]