Tag: family

It’s Just a Number

“He was an elderly man of 42…” Those were the opening words of one of the many, many stories I dreamt up and put pen to as a girl, most of which are lost and forgotten, scribbled on scraps of crumpled paper lost under beds and in schoolbooks […]

Memoirs of a Yankee Tumbleweed

It was December 1975 when the Blue Gypsy rolled into town. The place was called Nevada; it rhymed with tomata, potata and alligata. When our VW hit town, it was loaded down with 6 rowdy kids, a couple bags of clothes and our mom, ostensibly to spend Christmas […]

The World of My Normal Part 1

Some would have called us hillbillies, I suppose. Swamp Yankees. In my earliest years living in the New Hampshire farmhouse my Finnish grandfather had built, it was just my normal. Normal for 4 farm kids in those days was doing our chores, picking bugs off the potato plants […]

Happy Anniversaries

Handsome Husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary yesterday. Hard to believe two people who still feel about 20 mentally – ok, 14 – have managed to end up married this long! It doesn’t matter that our bodies are falling apart and held together these days largely due […]