Tag Archives: Eastern Shore

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

We’re heading up the Eastern Shore yet again.  Didn’t we just do this a week and a half ago for my mother-in-law’s 85th birthday?  Now we are driving up to spend Christmas with our sons and daughter-in-law in Boston.  I … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer in a Desolate Land

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is particularly desolate in late fall and winter.  On our drive back to Virginia from Connecticut yesterday, the fields were devoid of vegetation, leaving a dry, dusty landscape with a heavy ceiling of grey clouds. … Continue reading

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So Sorry to Have Left Without a Note of Good-bye

Last night, as my husband and I were driving along the Eastern Shore in the dark, not passing car after car (if you’ve ever driven on the Eastern Shore in the dead of night, you would understand), my phone rang. … Continue reading

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Summer Is a Frame of Mind

Summer isn’t measured so much by the calendar as it is by the weightless days you move through.  You shed your layers of clothes and kick off your heavy shoes, trading them in for shorts and flip-flops, making your spirit … Continue reading

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The Curse of Automaticity

“Did you bring your medicine?” my husband asks. “Of course,” I say firmly.  He asks this question of me, not while we’re turning the corner in our own neighborhood, but after we’ve crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and are halfway … Continue reading

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