Its bubbles make me smile. Do you need a feeding? The sour smell tells me today’s breads will be perfect. Today is Sunday, so it’s bread day. I make sour dough loaves on Sunday for the entire family. I have a physical and emotional attachment with the sour dough that comes from “feeding” it several […]
Today a woman somewhere is laughing, weeping, grieving, or celebrating. Someone is giving birth; someone is losing a loved one to death. Relationships are forming, others are ending. For some, this will be an ordinary day filled with many of the same activities as yesterday. For others, something unexpected will suddenly make this day unforgettable, one that they may tell their children and grandchildren about in the future. In the same way that we are curious about how our grandmothers lived, future generations will be interested in learning about what an ordinary day was like in our lives.
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I glanced in the rearview mirror of my father’s pickup truck and watched as the city and the interstate slowly disappeared from my view. An hour and a half later, we exited the interstate and meandered our way down two-lane country roads through the East Texas countryside where cotton bolls were ripe for picking and […]
I was in my mid-30s, and still doing it alone. But was I as strong, capable, independent, and self-sufficient as I wanted to believe I was? The 10-day Outward Bound Wilderness expedition would be proof, I thought – to myself and to others. It was grueling! We hiked forever through dense bush, with heavy packs […]
I don’t know if my father brushed shoulders with any of the many dignitaries who’d been hosted at the world-class Colorado Springs hotel in its century-plus history, but I do know he visited the Broadmoor in 1945. While sorting a box of family photographs, I discovered a photo documenting his visit among dozens of pictures […]
When I graduated from high school attending college wasn’t a given, especially for women. Nonetheless, I opted for college and was one of only a handful of women who did so. My decision brought raised eyebrows from friends, classmates, and some family members. “Why do you need a college degree?” was the frequently asked question. […]
Without ever having been a mother I am a grandmother; the great joy of being with my darling. While he co-parented a daughter, who now has her own, I was reading, writing, walking to my heart’s content, traveling, grieving fruitless love affairs and doing exactly as I pleased. I knew not what I was missing; […]