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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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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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Surprise, Surprise

Dear Baby Girl, When you’re pregnant, people always ask, “So are you going to find out the sex?” And I say, “Of course!” Thanks to modern science, there’s no reason to wait. My theory is that knowing in advance gives … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Dear Marshall, Do you ever wonder how we chose your name? Like many parents-to-be, we purchased a book of names and spent a lot of time looking through page after page of choices. One of us would say, “How about … Continue reading

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Fish Tail Tale

I promised you a look at my smallest ocarina. Here it is. Front Back This is a 6-hole, fish-shaped ocarina (an ichthyocarina, if you will). It appears to be made out of painted terra cotta. Like most of my smaller … Continue reading

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Another Year Older

September is over, but it deserves mention as a lovely month in both form and content. It was made of gorgeous late-summer and early-fall days. It was filled with fun things like campfires, family get-togethers, a visit to a farm, … Continue reading

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Ain’t That Nice?

I awoke the other morning to the smell of baking bread and when I went to change the baby’s diaper, I found a note saying, “Bread will be done at 8:30 a.m.. Take it out, let it cool, then eat … Continue reading

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Taking Back Our Lives

When Baby was first born, it seemed as though our lives were over. Baby took everything. He took our freedom and our free time, our money and our sleep, our thoughts and our energies, and even my looks. He took … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thank You

Last Sunday night I finally finished writing the thank-you notes for the baby shower. I had had to do most of the writing at night after work, which wasn’t fun. Personalizing them took forever. I also didn’t want to waste … Continue reading

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