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Christine M. Grote

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Christine M. Grote earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 1979. After working for several years in product development at a major corporation in Cincinnati, she became a full-time homemaker as she raised three sons and a daughter. In 1999, Christine returned to school at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, earning a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Written Communications and a concentration in Women's Studies.

Christine is bereaved of a severely disabled sister who died in 2009; a mother who died in 2013 from cancer and a father who died of Alzheimer's shortly afterwards. They are the subjects of her two memoirs.

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Christine M. Grote Not very well. I think it goes back to discipline. If I ramble on enough, draw idea charts with arrows connecting things, and sit and type long…moreNot very well. I think it goes back to discipline. If I ramble on enough, draw idea charts with arrows connecting things, and sit and type long enough, something eventually will pop out.(less)
Christine M. Grote I like writing because it provides a bit of a pressure valve for me. It lets off the steam or intense emotions I sometimes have to deal with. Writing…moreI like writing because it provides a bit of a pressure valve for me. It lets off the steam or intense emotions I sometimes have to deal with. Writing is also a great source for helping me to come to understand things that may be bouncing around in my head. (less)
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Although I feel fortunate, as I wrote in my last post, “to witness some of the wildlife here that shares this woods and this planet with us,” sometimes I see things I wish I hadn’t.


I regret to tell you my hummingbird story does not have a happy ending.


After watching the little hummingbird work nonstop building her nest over Memorial Day weekend, on Tuesday when I had breakfast, she was sitting...

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Description: My sister Annie was born the year after me with severe brain damage. Dancing in Heaven - a sister's memoir is an inspirational story of Annie's life and death.
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Christine Christine wrote: "Christine I was wondering if you can send your book in the mail for me please"

Hi Christine. I probably can do that. I'm just wondering why you are interested in it. Christine


Christine Hatfield Christine I was wondering if you can send your book in the mail for me please


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Andy Nice to meet you:)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Christine Jaye wrote: "I once took an anthropology class in college thinking it would be interesting. Let's just say, the class was a failure, but everything I wanted to know, I learned and enjoyed in Guns, Germs and Ste..."

Thanks, that's good to know about the anthropology. I definitely need to read it.


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