Category Archives: memories

Celebrating the Gift of Memory

I ate a bowl of cereal this morning. An ordinary bowl of Corn Flakes. I sprinkled a little sugar atop the flakes before pouring on the milk. And I remembered a story of my mother’s. When she was a teenager, … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Girl

What joy to see my daughter graduate from college! She had a surprise for me, too… she decorated her cap using the movie “Up” for her inspiration and added the messages: THANKS FOR THE ADVENTURE In Loving Memory Of Dad … Continue reading

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Chicken Gizzards

As I drove past a gas station with a mini-mart, the sign caught my eye. “Chicken gizzards,” it advertised. Those words took me decades back in time. I was a newlywed again, in the tiny kitchen of the single-wide trailer … Continue reading

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Thunder

Spring storms passed through again tonight. Some of the lightning was shockingly bright. Thunder boomed and thundered loud and long. Yet I did not feel stressed by the storm as I did earlier in the week when I drove through … Continue reading

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Where Were You When…

Yesterday when I read “Childhood in a time of peace” by EllenĀ Emily (a correction- so sorry for the mistake!) over at Rice and Coffee, I immediately thought of my son. The bookends of the childhood in that slice were bookends … Continue reading

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Tears, Again, Out of the Blue

All who have known grief have known this, too. Time passes, and though you don’t ever forget, you don’t feel sad and teary every moment as you did at the beginning. Then some crazy little thing comes up, and suddenly, … Continue reading

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A Moment of Serenity

Place yourself in the chair. Imprint the image on your mind’s eye and imagine the sound of the creek flowing by, feel the soft touch of the breeze on your face . Close your eyes for a moment and feel … Continue reading

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