Category Archives: nostalgia

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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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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Three Broken Eggs

I was scrambling an egg for my son this morning and I told him I often thought of my Spanish grandmother, my Abuela, when scrambling eggs because she’s the one who taught me how. She demonstrated while whisking an egg … Continue reading

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Fishin’

“I always carry my pole with me,” you laughed, pulling up unexpectedly to a secluded pond by the side of the road.  Then you brought out a bright yellow lure. “Would you go for this if you were a little … Continue reading

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Just Like my Dad

On my balmy morning walk I passed a gray-haired gentleman bending over one of many piles of shrub trimmings by the side of the road. It was the day after our neighborhood’s weekly trash pick-up. “Someone’s been busy!” I tossed … Continue reading

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