The apple fell far from this tree!

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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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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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What does Happily Ever After look like?

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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