Category Archives: Family

Relatives by blood or marriage, ancestors, in-laws

Of Boys and Red Balloons

Mylar balloons on ceiling | Jekemp | flickr | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 – 2-12-05 It all started when I walked into Walmart and found that the store had sprouted a forest of helium Mylar balloons overnight. I was an easy mark … Continue reading

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Face Fixing

Mother would be proud of me. I “fixed” my face today. Lately I’ve become a little lax about girl things like makeup and hairdos. It isn’t that I don’t like these things. It’s only that it doesn’t seem as important to … Continue reading

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Death of an Angel

As I sat staring at the blank computer screen, I wondered what I could write about. It had been a wretched day. It was really hard to think clearly tonight. In another room of the house, my grandson was playing … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Turkey Day

I saw an article somewhere with a lot of suggestions about how to plan ahead for Thanksgiving to make things go smoothly . It seemed like a great idea, but the following is about how my planning ahead usually goes. … Continue reading

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Child Proofing Your Home

Child Safety… advice from a grandparent… It is important to keep potentially poison items out of the reach of small children. Read labels on cleaning items and move items that say, “Keep out of the reach of children” to a … Continue reading

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Kids Rule

Dear Kids, It has come to my attention that many of you are actually listening to adults and doing what you are told to do. This is NOT the way it is suppose to be. KIDS RULE! We are in … Continue reading

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How to Spoil a Grandchild and Alienate a Daughter-In-Law in One Easy Lesson

Dear Daughter-in-Law, I am very upset about your latest email, and I really don’t understand your negative attitude.  I have made every effort to be helpful and offer suggestions about my grandchild that I think will be useful.  I’m very … Continue reading

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Recovering Momacholic

The kids have grown up now. They are gone – but not forgotten. Some people lament the fact that children become adults and leave the nest. Not me! I still remember how it was when my three urchins were small. … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Years ago, my mother, growing older and, I suppose, becoming more aware of her own mortality, decided to write a “book” of her memories about childhood and growing up in rural Tennessee.  She made copies of her completed manuscript and gave … Continue reading

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It’s a New Grandchild

Recently some good friends had an addition to their family, a grandchild.  Of course, everyone thinks that their own grandchild is the most special, the cutest, and the most wonderful grandchild that has every been born, and they are no … Continue reading

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