A Real-Life Love Story

The Story Behind the Story Dreams Deferred is inspired by the true story of my great-grandfather and great-grandmother. Father Frances Matthew Halbedl grew up in the European Austrian Empire and followed the tradition in which the oldest son became a priest in his family’s Catholic faith. After being ordained in Moravia, he immigrated to the …

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Changing Times

Consider this scenario: June starts up a conversation with the neighbor four doors down.  June: I’m June, your neighbor. I’ve been meaning to say hi. Thirty something lady: Oh, hi. We love this area. My boyfriend and I just closed on the house last month. We love living here. June: (her boyfriend? Hmm.) So, did …

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