Category Archives: Memories

Deathbed Confessions

It was a cold, winter night one Christmastime when I got the call. My grandfather was in the hospital and the doctors did not think he would make it through the night. I met up with my parents, and we … Continue reading

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May 27, 2002

England, Here I Am! The train pulled into Bath at a time that was morning for the British, but well past bedtime for us. The first order of business was to acquire some English currency. This we accomplished the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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May 26, 2002

England, Here I Come! It was my first trip abroad, and we were planning to be gone for several weeks, so I went on a preparatory shopping spree. Naturally, I purchased a couple of books on England, including one by … Continue reading

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A Favorite Thing

A Favorite Thing: Owl Candle Holder This candle holder is precious to me as a reminder of my aunt Thaniel, who died when I was just a child. I acquired the owl many years later, after my grandfather died. I … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

Dear Marshall, It is March of 2011 now. I wrote the following post during the fall, which is why I’m setting the publication date to this day (chosen randomly) in October. I looked out the window at the tree limbs … Continue reading

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Infestation

It’s April now and Christmas was a long time ago, but I have to tell you a story about the Christmas tree. That tree was quite likely the ugliest tree we had ever had. It was also, without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Musical Goals: Part II

Yesterday I dug through boxes of music books and instruments and made a big ol’ mess, but now all but one of my instruments are out where they can be played. The missing one is an African stringed instrument that … Continue reading

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Musical Goals

On this day, I’m still thinking about old dreams and new goals. Sorry to continue with the introspection, but I need to get this out of my system and I do my best thinking while writing. One of the things … Continue reading

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Glass Act

I love glass. I always have. When it’s worked into interesting shapes, I find it hard to resist. I’m not the only one to feel that way, which is why so many glass items are collectible. Glass insulators have always … Continue reading

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Toad and Frog

There is a breakfast dish that my father taught me how to make when I was a child. He called it “toad-in-the-hole.” You take a slice of bread, cut a hole in the middle of it with a drinking glass, … Continue reading

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