Monthly Archives: October 2013

Grandma

My grandmother was not quite five feet tall, always wore Nikes, could out-swear a sailor, and had a heart that loved without end. She was generous beyond description and I don’t think she ever told a lie in her life. She played the accordion and made the world’s best lemon pie. In short, my grandma […]

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Home Repairs

While on all fours attempting a home repair, I yelled for my husband to bring me some caulk. Needless to say, a miscommunication ensued. Home repairs are a constant source of headaches, especially in our home. My husband likes to think of himself as a home improvement guy. He thinks taking his iPad into the […]

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The Tire Swing

We have a tire swing hanging from a huge elm tree in our front yard. My husband and I bought it for our daughter after she swung on one just like it at a friend’s house–it was love at first swing. There’s even a spot in the grass that has been worn bare where I […]

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Dear PTA President

Dear PTA President, I know you already have a pretty full plate with your career, taking care of your family and home while also planning the book fair, the fall carnival, Halloween parties, the coupon book fundraiser as well as the school clean-up project, but I have a grave concern that I hope you can […]

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Medicine

My mother had three standard cures for any ailment I suffered as a child: 7-Up, Neosporin, and ‘sitting on the toilet’ (my mother’s polite way of saying, ‘you need to poop’). “Mom, my stomach hurts!” “Go sit on the toilet, dear.” “Mom, I feel like I’m going to throw up!” “I’ll get you some 7-Up, […]

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