My family is not calm. My family is not calm. Not a single aspect of my family has ever been calm....Read More
Are you one of those daughters who always wanted to grow up to be like your mom? Email me, we need to talk!
While my mother had some awesome traits–the knack of laughing so hard she’d nearly stop breathing, the ability to make math look easy, the skill to create the flakiest pie crust–I never wanted to be her.
One of the things about winter in the northeastern United States that brings me down is the monochromatic landscape we live with when the flowers are dead, the tree branches bare naked and the grass dormant, waiting. I love color and spring and summer blooms make my heart happy. What about you? What do you do to keep vividness around you all the time?Read More
Ah, the stuff we collect over the many years of our lives. Family and friends know how often I’ve moved, so pack-ratting is not a part of my DNA. But I have to admit to being sentimental about certain of my belongings … how about you? When do you keep a thing and when do you move it on?Read More
Older sister Jackie and I agree: Our problems in life are directly related to our parents and the way they brought us up. There was too much humor, fun, and good times — we thought that was reality. We’ve discovered that the world does not operate that way, but the lessons our folks taught us have served us well.Read More
What were some vintage phrases your parents used to get you in line or, what great phrases have you invented as parents, aunts, or uncles? Our family lingo was peppered with such imagery that we kids might have, maybe, just possibly, acted up occasionally just to hear what our folks were coming up with next!Read More
A Year in the World, Frances Mayes
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