Category Archives: love

Requiem for a Chair

Is there a diagnosis for people who have a fatal attachment to a piece of furniture? It can’t be normal. Here’s my story. I’ve owned a certain upholstered chair for forty years. My ex-husband and I bought it when our … Continue reading

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Aunt Ouilda

The only person between me and the top of the mountain is my 92 year old Aunt Ouilda,  from the Georgia branch of our family tree, four hours to the north. I’m the oldest remaining “kid” in the next generation. … Continue reading

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A Game of Dominoes

As I walked down the wide hallway of the 1920’s building in the Spanish quarter with it’s old-fashioned black and white square tiles, I saw, through an open door, gray heads bent over a table.  I looked a little harder … Continue reading

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Shampoo Night

The baby shampoo flows like honey onto his water-darkened hair as he stands plumply naked and gleaming in the tub. I massage it into his perfectly shaped little noggin, working up a good lather. We have a ritual that he … Continue reading

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Sunday Visit

She’s already seated when I get there, and dinner underway. I take my place at the table and the aide brings my plate. The dining room is quiet today. Her table mates are into their meals. No chit chat. No … Continue reading

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Little Beggar

I see you sitting by the kitchen, as I work– your face turned up, patient, hopeful. Maybe I’ll throw you a scrap, you think, or let you lick a juicy plate. At the very least you know you’ll get a … Continue reading

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A Peace Offering

I’m cleaning out drawers.  There’s this one bedroom drawer that serves as an historical archive of my entire life!  It’s got some old diaries, baby teeth, whole pony tails of my bright red hair donated by my mom. How can … Continue reading

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Little Boys Grow Up

I’ve overdosed on the Royal Wedding. Sniffled as many tears as if Prince Harry were my own son. Why all this emotion? Prince Harry reminds me a lot of my youngest son. They’re the same age. Both good-looking young men … Continue reading

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A Very Very Nice Day

Today was a perfect 10. It started with a good night’s rest and an adventure on the way. As soon as I tumbled out of bed, I threw on my robe and popped outside to check the weather. Perfect. 70s … Continue reading

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Three Things

“Not every day is good, but there’s something good in every day.” Anonymous Several months ago, in the throes of a painful breakup, I went to a grief workshop at a local retreat center. I’m sure it did me good– … Continue reading

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