Maggie Benser's Story Wall

My Parents

In 1920, my father, 16, was a guest of the British government. He was a prisoner of their forces occupying I...

My Birth

There's nothing particularly exciting about my birth story. I was the first born so my parents where overwhe...

Entrepreneurial From a Young Age

I do not recall what prompted the idea to set up a lemonade stand in front of my house. Perhaps that is just...

Favorite Childhood Vacation

Vacation! Maybe this memory is particularly strong because the sun is finally shining high here in…. We a...

How I Picked My College

I had been told by my college adviser that I was pretty sure of acceptance at one very selective liberal art...

My favorite place on earth

When I was growing up in Michigan, so many memorable things filled my summers. Outdoor adventures in the woo...

My First Date with Jackson

I was flying back from Des Moines after a college visit, so we kept our plans flexible. It turned out my pla...

Most Memorable Move

Soon after I got my first job, I was relocated to Daytona Beach for a year. So being a young 20 year old, r...

My Wedding Day

I wasn’t one of those girls who grew up planning her own future wedding. In fact, the idea of getting marrie...

Teaching at Shorecrest

Since I directed the plays, most of the funny stories are connected with cast members and rehearsals, that s...

A Once in a Lifetime Trip

In northern England, hike the best-surviving stretch of Hadrian's Wall. Picture being a soldier posted there...

Family Dinners

I love this photo. It captures the simple pleasures of everyday life. I remember being so swamped with work,...

New Years in NYC

New Years Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I'm normally not a glitzy kind of girl, but for some reason I...

My Best Friends

Because we are all over the country, my three closest friends (Miranda, Rachel, and Johlandi) and I keep in...

My Most Memorable Meal

I think the most memorable meal I have ever eaten last December 13 of 2013 on our Christmas vacation to the...

Being a Grandmother

As most of you know, my pastor father offered words of wisdom to many. He had a unique way of listening with...

Trip to Las Vegas Strip

If you are driving to Mandalay Bay, we recommend going around towards the back side to park. There is a park...

Live in a Mindset of Goodness

Yesterday I was in a parking lot of a big discount department store and I was looking for a parking space. I...

A Life Lesson

All through life, we experience various occasions when decision-making become necessary. A number of them pr...

My Top Trips for Travel

Over the years I have had the opportunity to travel (not as much as I want to but more than some folks) and...