Category Archives: family

My Mother’s China

I’m de-cluttering my house. My summer project. Working my way from room to room. I’m going through kitchen cabinets now and on the very top shelf sits my mom’s china. An attractive pattern with a brown and gray floral border … Continue reading

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Angry Birds!

It started all of a sudden. A blue jay brouhaha right outside the living room window. Five or six angry birds in full combat, screeching and dive-bombing for all they were worth. A cat skulking too near a nest? My … Continue reading

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Visiting Hour

The blue-uniformed tech pushes an oversized chair through the crowded waiting room to make an extra place for us. We sit down, my son next to me, his dad across. It’s the visiting hour. He’s been here two days. Just … Continue reading

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The Vernal Equinox and a Baby Brother

I’m so full of memories these days. A sure sign I’m getting up there. Today is the vernal equinox. My older son, TJ, just sent me a photo of the rising sun from his car. It took me back to … Continue reading

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The Last Child

Creak creak creak, old rocker speaks, slowly I stroke a silken cheek, nestled close we quit the day and boundaries seem to melt away. This child who fills my heart so full has late begun to feel the pull of … Continue reading

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Rain Lily Boy

I have this memory of a boy. A bittersweet memory more than 30 years old. It’s my son. A skinny ten year old, crooked-toothed before braces, with a thatch of light brown hair and calm eyes. A tender child not … Continue reading

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Lucky for Awhile

Lucky was not our cat. He belonged to a neighbor a couple doors down. But the owner was out of town a lot and he had two other cats, so Lucky hung around our place a lot.  My sons and … Continue reading

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