Category Archives: nostalgia

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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The Oak Leaf

I was about to open my fridge yesterday– the door’s like a big bulletin board– cute magnets, family pics, pizza phone numbers. Covered with stuff I rarely take the time to look at. All of a sudden I saw a … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Poem

I touched the moon; it was soft and dusty. I knew it would be. Susan Cowart Norbut 1992

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Me and my Hula Hoop

The year was 1957, the place Homestead, Florida. I was ten years old and a darn good hula hooper. One day at my Catholic school we had a hula hoop contest in PE class.  At the end of the period … Continue reading

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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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