Category Archives: Memoir

Don’t Hate Me For Being Old, But Don’t Love Me For It, Either

I’ve written before about being old, not because I’m proud of it or sad about it or wanting to exploit my age when all else fails (okay, I may have done that), but whenever I do it I feel the … Continue reading

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Looking For Lydia’s Babies

My grandmother, Lydia–my mother’s mother–had two babies out of wedlock before my mother and her three siblings were born.  I didn’t find this out until they were all long gone.  I’ll never know if my own mother knew this and … Continue reading

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On That Day We Lost JFK

On that day I was up in my sewing room, away from the TV.  My four-year-old son was napping, and my 7-year-old daughter was in school. My husband was at work.   It was early afternoon. I heard the back door … Continue reading

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Nana, Girl of the Fifties

When I was young, I dreamed of many things. Being a grandmother wasn’t one of them. But over the course of time, things happened. Soon after high school, instead of college there was a wedding. Because it was the fifties, … Continue reading

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My childhood was a happy one. Unless I’ve Repressed it.

I was an only child for nine years, until my brother Mike came along.  I was probably a very spoiled only child (I’ve heard stories . . .) but I adored that baby from the moment he came into our … Continue reading

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