Robert Lee Slaughter was born April 19, 1922 in Littleton Colorado. I knew little about my father’s early childhood. The couple of things I did know was that he grew up on a farm and dropped out of school in the 8th grade; which didn’t keep him from scoring 140 on his IQ test given…

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In Honor of Women’s History Month, I want to highlight three women from history, that are my personal favorites: Cleopatra, Pharoah of Egypt, Queen Elizabeth I of England, and First Lady Anna Elenore Roosevelt. I find these three powerful women earth-shaking and world altering. Their strength taught me from an early age, what a strong…

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Double rainbow with palm trees taken by Veronica Slaughter in Hawaii

My pendulum has swung from poverty to plenty. From fear to joy. From self-doubt to self- love. At eight, I lived in fear, running, hiding, and wondering what the next day was going to bring. At sixty-eight, I live in gratitude, hiking, writing, and have countless choices for the next day. Writing my book, allowed…

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