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What Mama Says In Celebration Of All Mother’s Advice
By Cookie Steponaitis
While poets have filled volumes of paper with verses dedicated to love, just as many pages have been compiled honoring the devotion of a mother’s love and her sage advice. The ancient Irish proverb reminds us that, “A man loves his sweetheart the most, and his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” At the heart of Mother’s Day reflections, cards and tributes is a core of wisdom and advice that seems to flow effortlessly from mothers to their children and strangely enough age teaches the child that most of the time, mom was right. The Valley Voice salutes all mothers everywhere and offers this celebration of advice mama gave and the incredible power in her words over fifty years later.
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Helping To Make The Magic Getting Things Ready At Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
By Cookie Steponaitis
Since 1984, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has been a place where  beautiful moments of life are created during one memorable week. In addition to swimming, athletics, ropes course, arts and crafts, Ta-Kum-Ta offers once in a life time opportunities such as hot air balloon rides, dances, and lake cruises. The camp exists for children in Vermont and Northern New York between the ages of 7-17 that are facing cancer. There is no cost to the families. Founded by Ted and Debby Kessler, the camp was modeled after a cancer camp in New York State where their son Todd had  memorable experiences that had helped heal his mind and body.
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