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Amy Bennett Williams Essays

“Bougainvillea” ENCORE

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A new year is almost upon us.  For many it’s a time of retrospection and reevaluation that so often leads to the tradition of making new year’s resolutions.  Getting in shape, saving more money or dropping a bad habit are common resolutions.  As we look about our homes or office spaces, so is becoming more organized and getting rid of clutter.  That can be easier said than done if your attachment to certain things is steeped in memory and emotion.  That’s certainly the case for News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams when it comes to a particular ornamental vine that stands out, even among the brilliant flora of Southwest Florida, as she tells us in this week’s encore essay.