In 2011, a landline had been a part of my life for 41 years. As I contemplated getting rid of it, I went into a reminiscent trance and my landline life flashed before my eyes...Read More
Excerpt: I cleaned out our spare bedroom, which was to be the baby's room. It was becoming a storage room and I couldn't stand it. I wanted to sit in my grandmother's rocking chair and imagine the room fully furnished.Read More
Hopefully if you're reading this post, you're picking up where I left off with my last one, A Photo Story featuring The Secretary.
If not, you're not missing any background story, except for knowing who "the secretary" is. While I was writing for the Finish the Sentence Friday prompt, I dug up a bit of history by asking my mom a question. By the time I got to "The Secretary" in my post - I had another story to tell.Read More
I have a whole photo album of pictures I stole from home after I got married and my husband and I were moving out of the country. I can always remember how old I was by looking at my hair. This picture was taken on Christmas morning 1984. I was in the 9th grade and had just turned fourteen...Read More
Many moons ago, I attended a private elementary school with kids who you'd imagine went on to attend and graduate from Ivy League schools. To say their science projects were nice would be an understatement. They made me want to crawl into the hole my project came out of...
In December of 1977, I had just turned seven years old. A "Baby Alive" doll was on my Christmas wish list.
We had flown to Pennsylvania to visit my grandmother because she was in the hospital and we were flying back home on Christmas Eve.Read More
Once upon a time, my daddy tried to marry me off to my brother's recruiter. On the day my brother's recruiter was coming to the house to meet my parents I happened to be home as well. We all answered the door. I had an attitude about my brother becoming a stereotyped knucklehead Marine...Read More