Nostalgic for the 50s?
Treat Gently, This Gentle Man
I recently witnessed the activities of spring break guests at my small Arizona villa. Six adults, three children, and two dogs frolicked in the southwest sunshine and in my house. They slept in every available bed, ate a lot of … Continue reading
We never want to hear “You’re such a baby.” We don’t want to be thought of as whiny, quick to tears, and scared of loud noises. So we grow up, swallow our fears, fight back the tears, and bite our tongues…all in … Continue reading
I wanted him to live forever, but of course that was not to be. The journey of my father’s decline began with more frequent trips to the emergency room–congestive heart failure had hooked its talons into his increasingly frail body. … Continue reading
My new granddaughter Katherine lay on my shoulder after a feeding, her head nestled into my neck. Full, but unsettled, she tucked her little legs up and made little mewing sounds and head jerks that told me all was not well … Continue reading
In Honor of My Parents’ Seventy-Second Anniversary April 18 Four middle-aged couples, myself included, sat at a dinner table littered with wadded napkins, half empty coffee cups, and spots of dribbled food. Our conversation ranged from football, to restrained politics, … Continue reading
Remembering the Father of My Children On this Father’s Day, I am thinking of my children’s father, and my children. At his funeral last December I was the “mourner in the corner.” Widows can weep openly, but ex-wives ache–ache over lost … Continue reading