Category Archives: Memories

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 was Livia’s first Christmas and Marshall’s third. We talked to Marshall about Santa Claus many times in the weeks approaching Christmas, and he learned to recognize the fat man in the red, fur-lined coat, but he still didn’t … Continue reading

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Good-Bye, October

It was a strange October. I’m not sure I will miss it. I’m going to say why, and then “Good-bye!” My husband and I had our third wedding anniversary, though we didn’t do anything special to celebrate. We know that … Continue reading

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Remembering

I can’t believe it’s been ten years since 9/11. How can a whole decade have passed and my feelings still be so raw that I can hardly stand them? When I think about that day, my eyes fill with tears, … Continue reading

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Youth is Beauty

Poirot once said, To me, nowadays, anything young is beautiful. from Peril at End House Shortly after I moved to Rhode Island, I was driving to the grocery store, vaguely listening to an interview on NPR, when the interviewer asked … Continue reading

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Letters Through Time

Knowing that someone might read my posts, I try to have an actual subject for each post, rather than just list the events of the day or dwell upon my feelings of the moment. In that way this blog is … Continue reading

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Old Letters, Old Age

Poirot says, “Oh, la la, never does a woman destroy a letter if she can avoid it! Not even if it would be more prudent to do so!” from “The Adventure of ‘The Western Star’” After reading this quote, I … Continue reading

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SITY: Memories of Violets

I recently wrote about ticks and how much they were ticking me off. If you read my comment on the post, you’ll see that just a quick walk in the yard garnered me another tick crawling on my leg. Yuck! … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memories

To celebrate Mother’s Day to its fullest, here are some wonderful things that my kids have done recently. Earlier this week, I recorded myself reading Dear Zoo to Marshall. The recorder picked up not only my voice, but also Marshall … Continue reading

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Brother and Sister

Dear Livia, It took hours and hours of effort, but I finally got our pictures of Marshall in order and put them into a photo album. I also made an album for you, but there weren’t a lot of photos … Continue reading

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All About Your Baby Self

Dear Livia, Here are some facts and stories about you. The words most often used to describe you are “adorable” and “alert.” When you were a newborn, if you were hungry, you’d try to eat anything that got anywhere near … Continue reading

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