Tag Archives: children

Country Music Makes Me Cry

WHRO, our classical music radio station here in Hampton Roads, plays constantly in our  house. I tune to it in my car, hum along with the recurring themes, and win, more times than not, the classical music quizzes. I have never … Continue reading

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Attention, Please!

My daughter is a very busy mom to three children.  I know it’s hard for her to find time to communicate, but I hadn’t heard from her in awhile, so I sent her this survey to get her attention: Dear Mrs. Wilson, You … Continue reading

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Snow Days

“You can sleep in today.  It’s a snow day.”  Those are the sweetest words a kid can hear.  We heard them at least once or twice a winter when we were growing up in Connecticut.  It had to be a … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers

Mondays are my days with three-year-old T.  We listen to my music boxes and sing along to the tunes, we drum and shake, rattle, and chime with my special little people’s musical instruments, we go to the playground and squeal … Continue reading

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Chess Keeps Your Mind Sharp

My father taught me how to play chess when I was about seven. I never was good at it and didn’t particularly enjoy it, but I played because it gave me an opportunity to be with my father and do … Continue reading

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I Need Happy Endings

Every week, when my little neighbors come for their visit, they always ask me to tell them a story. They don’t want it to be a story they already know. It has to be one I make up on the … Continue reading

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Memories of My Father

My father was a many-faceted man. An aeronautical engineer by trade, he was an artist and a poet at heart. He was well-read in the classics, including many of the Russian writers and could quote Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. His favorite … Continue reading

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