Category: grandchildren

The Summer That Wasn’t

Let’s face it.  This is not like any other summer I’ve known. For you either, I suspect.  It doesn’t have that carefree summer feel at all.  There’s a deadly killer lurking. If I just look out my bedroom window it looks ok, but that’s… Continue Reading “The Summer That Wasn’t”

Remembering Bess

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We’d always celebrated my Mother’s birthday on January 3, until she informed us one day that she learned upon  getting a copy of her birth certificate, that her birthday was really January 2!  We all shook our heads in disbelief, but there it was… Continue Reading “Remembering Bess”

The Circle Game

The Circle Game I made it back from Japan with a day to spare, in time for my granddaughter’s high school graduation. We were all smiling happily and saying halleluyah once she had her diploma in hand.  She’s wildly creative, perceptive, entrepreneurial and charming.… Continue Reading “The Circle Game”

the Big Eight Oh!

January 26 Something gets lost in birthday celebrations between 8-80.  Anticipation can turn to dread.  Excitement can fade. Parties can seem self-indulgent and contrived. My husband turns 80 tomorrow.  To say that he’s not happy about it is an understatement. If our family had… Continue Reading “the Big Eight Oh!”

The Quiet Lives of Old Photographs

The photographs of my life huddle together in the darkness, secure in a bedroom cabinet. They now lead quiet lives, disturbed only occasionally. They once brought only pleasure to me and upon inspection, wonder. Now going through them brings a quotient of sadness too.… Continue Reading “The Quiet Lives of Old Photographs”

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