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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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I Called Elmore Leonard “Dutch” Once

I woke up to the sad news that Elmore Leonard, our most famous Detroit-based writer, has died.  He was 87 years old but I thought that guy would go on forever.  There was never anything old about him and I doubt … Continue reading

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Oh, No. Sybil.

Moments after Lady Sybil Branson, nee Crawley, a main character on “Downton Abbey”, died in childbirth on Sunday night, January 27, 2013, that three word message, “Oh, no. Sybil”, appeared on the Facebook page of someone I follow.  Within minutes, … Continue reading

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