By Beverly Kuykendall “If you always do, what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” As I nervously stood before a sea of what seemed to be thousands of other entrepreneurs in Washington, DC during a formal announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), I felt the need to reinforce…

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By Susan Fielder The loss of a loved one is huge. The passing of my husband, Don Mears, was from a horrific disease Pancreatic Cancer. His loss was felt by many and continues daily. The gain was an inner strength to try and make a difference for others by helping fund researchers who I met…

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By Susan Fielder I was raised in the Burger Business in Kansas City. We owned Allens and Smaks which was a really popular place to dine. Look at those cars! Allens was barbecue with the tele-tray and Smaks was like McDonalds. As a matter of fact, McDonalds wanted to buy us as we were the…

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My husband and I moved to Minnesota and I needed a job. I was in my early 20’s and this was the 1960’s. I started in the Housing Rehabilitation Department at my first housing authority as a secretary. In 1963, women were pretty much relegated to secretarial jobs, unless you had a degree; then you…

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By Susan Fielder My book, My Living Legacy, is a workbook to leave your Legacy to loved ones, friends and family. Filling in the pages is a labor of love, and it is the most important book you will ever write. I came upon this project out of pain and grief, but mostly out of necessity.…

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