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apple birthday

why you don’t look a day over one hundred and four… the age my paternal grandmother would be, were she still alive. As the grandparent I saw the most, and the last to pass, she’s a collecting point, or recurring theme … Continue reading

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IONTW – February 11, 2018

Don’t get me started on how many ways of horrible the “holiday” is, but the card (above) was cute, and Liz Climo has some fun ones you can download. Literary maps! Exhibit at Harvard’s Houghton Library, through April 14, 2018. … Continue reading

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May again/already, and my Grandmother’s birthday. She would have been 103, which does happen for some – maybe somewhat unusual, but not unheard of. I suppose at some point, biblical lifespans aside, I may stop noting the number, and just … Continue reading

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passing the third anniversary of my paternal grandmother’s death

Even if she’d died another time of year, I’d still think of her around this time – Thanksgiving at The Ranch, with all the family gathered was perhaps the closest we ever got to matching any kind of picture of … Continue reading

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I didn’t do so well with the letter a day thing, but, by odd coincidence, I received a packet of letters from my former self. One of my uncles had gone through papers to clean out at my grandma’s, and … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 6

< previous I slept in, again enjoying the having my own space. The usual breakfast selections were expanded with the newtome smoked cod roe in a tube (like a toothpaste tube!) which was eaten on top of hardboiled egg on … Continue reading

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my Grandmother’s things

My paternal grandmother did not specifically designate recipients for any of her personal effects I guess they would be called. At least she did not will any to me. After she passed, it was “ask you uncle (executor/trustee) if there’s … Continue reading

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not then

but years later realized the silence that passed for approval was more like apathy 4/25/2016

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the only way he knew to say I love you except it wasn’t love exactly but that he cares for you wants you to make something of yourself be better you know 4/23/2016

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of the way to 100 years she says as if that’s the goal 4/12/2016

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