Monthly Archives: June 2011

Walking to Rosie’s

Money jingles in your pocket. I grasp mine, fist tight, short legs pumping to match your stride. We walk past manicured lawns, sweet scent of summer flowers, porch swings empty in the afternoon heat. You reach for my hand at … Continue reading

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When I’m Sixty-four

“Good night, Darling.  Even if you don’t need me, I still love you.”  I rolled over in bed, closed my eyes, and waited.  I didn’t have to wait long.  After nearly forty years of marriage, my husband knows better than … Continue reading

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The Most Memorable Field Trip

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club:  Write a memoir post about a memorable school trip. Word limit is 600. In May of my senior year in high school, 1966, I had … Continue reading

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Crossing the Bar

There’s an old New England saying, “A sea child dies on land,” and my sister, Karen, was definitely a sea child.  She was born and raised on the Connecticut shore but moved to Texas as an adult and seldom got … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn

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My Marilyn Monroe Moment

I have an old photograph of me at the top of the Empire State Building, my dress blowing in the wind that always exists up there.   I remember that day well, even though I was only six.  My husband … Continue reading

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Movie Night

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club. This week’s memoir writing prompt by The Red Dress Club, asked us to fill in the blanks: The first time I ______________-ed after ____________________-ing. Every Saturday night … Continue reading

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