Category Archives: Family

Letter from a Daughter

Dear Mom, I know it’s been a while since you heard from me, so I thought I’d let you know what’s going on. I’ve been really busy lately or I would have written sooner. My idea about getting a job … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Quilt

About twenty-five years ago, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mother wanted to have a party and invite all her friends. When mom and dad married, they eloped and were married at a courthouse in South Carolina. Maybe she … Continue reading

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Road Trip

We decided to go to St. Louis on a three day weekend for a chance to see my mom and dad. We would drive up on Saturday and back on Monday. It seemed simple enough. It would be me, my … Continue reading

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Dear House Guest

Dear House Guest, We are really looking forward to your visit. Here are a few things you might want to know about our household before you get here: The big screen TV is not working. Because of this, Honey is … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin Test

Most people don’t know this, but when my kids were small, I became rather adept at carving jack-o-lanterns. I thought that I could put away the carving tools when I became older and just make pumpkin pies or pumpkin bread, … Continue reading

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Grandma the Babysitter

The other day I was invited to baby-sit my 2-1/2 year old granddaughter while her mommy and daddy went out. The plan was for me to go to their house so she would be on familiar turf. When I arrived, … Continue reading

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Please Help the Babysitter

My grandaughter came to visit last week. She is five months old, a cute little bundle in pink crawlers with enough black hair that we can cut it soon and sell it to the hair-club for bald babies. My daughter … Continue reading

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Empty-Nest Syndrome

Mothers sometimes complain that adult children abandon them after they grow up and leave the nest. Empty-nest mothers feel as if the children no longer care. They want to know whether the children still love them. Here is a simple … Continue reading

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Hamster Dance

Ever since he was been old enough to walk, my grandson has wanted a hamster. He was drawn to the hamster cages in pet stores like a moth to the light. We had to pry him loose with promises. “When … Continue reading

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Greased Lightning

I was asked to watch my year-and-a-half-old granddaughter for only a few hours while my son and his wife were out. Of course, I was thrilled at a chance to have my sweet little granddaughter all to myself and spoil … Continue reading

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