I wrote this post in 2019. Every Memorial Day (and most days in-between), I think of Ted Albers and how much I miss him. While Memorial Day is for remembering those veterans we’ve lost, do me a favor and also hold close the ones who are still here. (By the […]
I wasn’t born yet when my family moved in next to you. My older sister got your heart first. You still had dark hair. You often told me how pleased you were when my family moved in. You never had children of your own. You never married. My family came […]
via LOVING JONI I love this essay to the moon and back. I love when someone’s writing sparks me to write, especially when it’s something other than what I intended to write. Last night my husband and I were talking about my spider phobia. He has taken up macrophotography and […]
The following post was originally written in February 2009 and published on this blog in March 2013. Since I’ve gained a few new followers since 2013, here it is again. . ### I had just wanted to get some fresh air. I had been indoors, attending training and conference sessions, […]
Yesterday would have been my father’s 96th birthday. He died in his sleep in November 1992. The kind of death anyone would want. At least at the end, someone (God?) cut him some slack. You see, he hadn’t had an easy life. Born in poverty. Never finished high school. Classified […]
Well, Alabama ain’t my home and Lynyrd Skynyrd ain’t my favorite band (except for Free Bird and that in large part because it was the favorite song of a cousin I looked up to). But Alabama is my husband’s mother’s home state. The city of Montgomery in particular. A place […]
The following “memoir” was published online elsewhere, only the website has since disappeared. Thus, I resurrect my creative attempt at remembrance here.