Monthly Archives: November 2011

a year for the Outlaws

Years ago when we would gather in Cooperstown with my husband’s family, the various family members would talk about who was married to whom, who had children, who had moved into so-and-so’s house. Somehow, those of us who had not … Continue reading

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the front row

What did it take to get over being shy—-(this question references a comment to my blog a few weeks ago) —and move to the front row. I guess the main thing was gaining confidence. I was a teacher’s aide for … Continue reading

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I’m never gonna grow up

Phoebe came for a visit today. Her dad and Sea were going on a short boat ride and I was delighted to have Phoebe stay with me.  I wondered what we would do when she came. I had just had … Continue reading

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the magical thinking of an eight year old

“There’s a vampire in the basement,” commented Lucy, 8. who was visiting me, as you can guess, right after Halloween. I went down to find out what the growling sound was. I was sure no vampire had escaped the trick … Continue reading

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I have been catching up on my daughters other blog, “Wake up and Write,” and it has reminded me of my weekly writing assignments in high school. My last two years in high school were in a small girl’s school. … Continue reading

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