Category Archives: nostalgia

“Cats in the Cradle” and Other Untruths

Sandy and Harry Chapin wrote a song in the 70s called “Cats in the Cradle,” which told the story of a parent too busy to be involved in his child’s life; then, when the parent is retired and free of … Continue reading

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I Miss My Father

I miss my father. Not the last, lingering days when the ravages of Parkinson’s stripped his body of strength and dignity, not the growing quiet and dimming light, the betrayal of senses with the ambush of age and degeneration, not … Continue reading

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I Miss My Mother

I miss my mother. Not the pained days and her lonely, disorienting moments, not the frontal lobe disintegration that turned a stable woman of integrity into a silly, flirting schoolgirl, not the numbness and loss of dexterity that stole the … Continue reading

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Angel in the Rough

She was an angel, I think, if angels can be plain, rough, and all crisp around the edges, dressed in hygienic blue. I had read all the La Leche books; and so as it pertained to breastfeeding, I was good … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

#1 son in front of the blacksmith shop What is nostalgic to one might be nausea-algic to another.  But I must admit I am pathetically nostalgic about my personal upbringing and the young Camelot days raising kids.  And though you … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the Laundry

A storm came in the night—bright jagged lightning with thunder rumbling and crashing in response.  I hugged the covers closer.  Moist air gusted through my open window. It appeared in a single electric moment—a headless apparition floating by my bedroom … Continue reading

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I Only Went in for Dogfood

And I really did not buy these beauties, but I strongly considered it!  Aren’t they cute? They took me down memory lane. My mom used to get hundred’s of wee chicks like this at a time and raise then from … Continue reading

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Color Me Christmas

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Twas the Mess Before Christmas

‘ Twas the mess before Christmas, and all through the house not a thing was in order, not children, not spouse.   The stockings were thrown under beds and on chairs in hopes that dear Mama would soon find them … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

It may seem cliché, but I am thankful for my mom and dad.  Their legacy of love, humor, storytelling, honesty, hard work, and most of all faith that has colored my whole life.  I thank God for them.

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