Category Archives: Family

Relatives by blood or marriage, ancestors, in-laws

A Visit with Mom

As an adult, I used to delay visiting mom as long as possible. Mom made me feel like a child, regardless of my actual age or even the fact that I was also a mom. Mom’s house was a cluttered … Continue reading

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The Accident

“Hello, Mom?” I was at work and it was my daughter calling. I had to put another call on hold to answer. “Hold on for a minute.” “Mom, I can’t, it’s an emergency!” “Just a minute, I’ll be right back.” … Continue reading

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Closet Gourmet

My daughter took over the kitchen at my house. I don’t know why — unless she was tired of eating frozen dinners. Actually, I was getting a bit tired of them myself, so I didn’t object too much, though I … Continue reading

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The Storyteller – Part 2

The memoir my mother wrote covers a wide range of anecdotes.  She enjoys telling about how visitors were always welcome at my grandmother’s house, and no one was ever turned away.  If it was mealtime, available food was shared with … Continue reading

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The Storyteller – Part 1

Mother is a storyteller, a spinner of tales.  Her stories are mostly about rural Tennessee and her life growing up on a farm with a large family of eleven children.  In rural Tennessee back in the 20’s the modern world … Continue reading

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Trimming the Tree

At my house, my grandson always wanted to be included in anything to do with Christmas. One of his favorite activities was helping to trim the Christmas tree. Including children in holiday festivities helps to create traditions and gives them … Continue reading

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The Family Reunion

My family used to have reunions here in Tennessee. My mother is from a large family and every other year they came from all over the U.S. to get together. Now some people have told me that if their whole … Continue reading

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To Mom

This Sunday is the day which has been set aside to honor mom, Mother’s Day. Now in reality we should be honoring mom every day, but most of us choose to let them honor us instead, and most moms continue … Continue reading

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Wee Geek

My grandson discovered the computer when he was 3 years old. Life was never the same at my house. He received a preschool computer game as a gift, and we finally got around to opening it. It was from one of those themed … Continue reading

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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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