Category Archives: nostalgia

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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LLT Building Supply

As I picked my way down one of the cluttered aisles, two burly Latinos passed me going in the opposite direction and our eyes met briefly. “How you do?” said one in a husky voice. I smiled a polite little … 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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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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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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A Christmas Ornament

It’s December 1993. My dad’s in the hospital. His cancer’s returned. It’s not looking good for him. I’m at home decorating my Christmas tree. I placed all the ornaments on the branches just so, each one reminding me of something … Continue reading

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Six on a Bench

A time-blurred photo, crimped edges, c. 1957 thumb-tacked to a bulletin board. Six children sitting rag-tag on a bench– one skinny boy in glasses, pony-tailed me, four stair-step girls, my little sister off to herself on the end with eyes … Continue reading

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Wind

It’s a windy, cloudy day. I love wind. I was just out in the front yard, under my big camphor tree, sitting back in my Adirondack chair looking up at the tops of skinny old oaks that swayed back and … Continue reading

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The Florida Room

Just back from  a poetry discussion group at my library. My first time.  I’ve been trying to fill my calendar with interesting stuff to help me get over my latest relationship bust.  According to the Google gods I’ve got six … Continue reading

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