Category Archives: Dear Marshall

Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Computers, the Past, and the Future

Dear Kids, I think I spend too much time on the computer. I think you think that, too. You will probably have memories of me ignoring you in favor of my computer, just as I have memories of my mother … Continue reading

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Here Comes Christmas

Dear Kids, Christmas always sneaks up on me. No matter how much Christmas prep I think I’ve done before and right after Thanksgiving, it’s never enough. Come December, every day brings new tasks that must be done or else the … Continue reading

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At Least You Asked

Dear Children, Sometimes you can be very acquisitive children. Livia, for example, has asked me a couple of times if she can have the house when I die. Over my dead body! Ha-ha. But seriously, you want a lot of … Continue reading

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Marshall in 2016

Dear Marshall, We celebrated your seventh birthday in 2016. It’s hard to believe that you’ve been with us for seven lucky years! I can still see in my mind’s eye the infant who used to roll around on my bed … Continue reading

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Marshall Says the Title Is “Enter Title Here”

Dear Kids, Here are a few stories about you. One day Livia came dancing into my office singing one of her favorite Taylor Swift songs. She sang, “Shake it on, Shake it on!” I said, “Sweetie, I think it’s supposed … Continue reading

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First Tooth and Other Stories

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. Livia lost her first tooth on 3/24. It had been loose for quite a while, and she had babied it. But that evening, she came downstairs to show it to me, and … Continue reading

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The Ghost Vanisher

Dear Kids, One day Marshall came home from school and announced, “Mom, one of the kids on the bus told me that ghosts are real. He knows because he saw one!” The last thing I needed was for Marshall to … Continue reading

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The Best Audience

Dear Kids, I write you letters on my blog because I want to remember all the good times that we’ve had together. Thanks to these posts, our family stories will last not only the lifetime of this blog, but also … Continue reading

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Cuckoo for Coconuts and Other Stories

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. You both like pop music. This is sometimes a source of frustration for your father and me, because we don’t particularly care for pop music. Whenever we’re looking for a good radio … Continue reading

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