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I’m In a Foreign Land, So Forgive My Silence

My husband and I have been staying at a lovely bed and breakfast in a foreign land, and I’ve been too busy to write.  Every morning we are awoken before dawn as the aromas of fresh brewing coffee, sausages, and … Continue reading

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From Dust Thou Art

I really wanted to work on my novel this weekend.  I had a very good day on Friday, writing 5,652 words, but since I am well aware of all the commitments facing me over the next few weeks, I don’t … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest Blues

September 1.  Another school year has begun.  My grandchildren start next week and I know their mama is going to shed a little tear or two.  I know because I’ve weathered that emptiness before.  I remember helping our oldest son … Continue reading

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About Loss

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club:  Write a post that either starts or ends with the words “Lesson learned.” Word limit: 400 words.   Sitting on our front porch watching the movers … Continue reading

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Sand Castles at the Edge of the Sea

Today is the last day of our summer vacation with my daughter and her family.  They come from Michigan for a week of beach time and family time once a year.  My husband takes the time off from his stressful … Continue reading

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Other People’s Children

I have been cleaning house, little by little, all week long, in preparation for my daughter and her family’s visit.  If you follow My Pajama Days, that would be Emily, DW, the Tortoise, 13, and the Hare, 9.  Plus Luna … Continue reading

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Why Do They Have to Change?

“Miss Susan, don’t you just love cleaning up?  I could work and work and work all day!” five-year-old C. said to me.  She was so cheery, I expected her to break out whistling like one of the Seven Dwarfs.  I … Continue reading

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Raising Daughters

I only have one daughter, but while visiting her this week and watching her interact with her two daughters, thirteen and nine, I’m grateful that after my girl was born, I had two boys.  Boys are easier.  One girl is … Continue reading

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Clothes and the Modern Woman

“You had no right to go into my closet and help yourself to my new cap!” “But I need one for the play I’m in, and the one with Tigger is too babyish.” “Well, you should have thought of that … Continue reading

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The Sibilant Sound of Sand

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club. This week’s RemembeRED prompt was to write about sand.  My mother hated sand.  She suffered no sand in her house, no sand in her car, … Continue reading

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