Category Archives: Family

Bath-time Talks

I still love watching old episodes of the 1980s sitcom show The Golden Girls. I have the entire collection and I think I’ve watched them all straight through about three times (and that’s not counting the times I’ve watched them … Continue reading

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The Night My Teenage Self Wanted to Protect My Father

I remember this night in my head so vividly, like it was yesterday. I think I was about 14 or 15 years old at the time. My mother usually made us go to bed around 9 pm on school nights. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Husband

Today is my hubby’s 58th birthday.  He was born exactly 6 days before I was.  About the time his mother was bringing him home from the hospital fifty-eight years ago, my mother was going into the hospital to have me. … Continue reading

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Needing A Mother’s Tender Care

I sorta laughed to myself when it dawned on me what I had suddenly found myself wanting as I laid on the couch that day.  And continuing to think about it, tears fell hard when I realized the depth of … Continue reading

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Memories of My Father

I try not to be sad around Father’s Day, but I am.  I miss my dad.  A lot. Sometimes I pull out old VHS tapes of him and watch them.  They bring a rush of emotions that flood my soul … Continue reading

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Missing Mother

As I have done every year for the past several years on April the 13th, I’ve thought about my mother. Today she would have been 89 years old.  That’s hard for me to believe and I find myself wondering what … Continue reading

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Happy 22nd Birthday Son!

Dear Son, My mind just can’t seem to grasp the fact  that you are really 22!  Wasn’t it just yesterday that the obstetrician laid you on my belly right after proclaiming, “It’s a Boy!!” and then gently guided your dad … Continue reading

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