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Friendships That Last

It’s been said a thousand times in a thousand different ways, but truly there are few things in life as rewarding and comfortable as friendships that have withstood the test of time. I am so blessed to have two such … Continue reading

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Meeting Gelbert

I have shared this story many times, with many people. Once I was part of a story-telling piece done by one of my students at school. She was recording various people as they recounted something important or memorable to them. … Continue reading

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Remembering Lizzie

Like so many people last year, I read the book The Help. I had heard about it and was reluctant to pick it up, fearful, I guess, that it would misrepresent the southern world in which I grew up. But … Continue reading

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Little Mama

Mary knelt, pushed up the rusted metal latch on the kennel door and crawled inside, a leash hanging around her neck, pockets bulging with small plastic bags and treats. The cement floor was still damp from the morning’s spray down, … Continue reading

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The Queen of Scrabble

This piece was first published in the September 2010 edition of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. “Goddamn Crazy Eights; that’s all folks want to do in this place,” she muttered, clacking the ill-fitting dentures that clung to her receding … Continue reading

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Revising the Past

    For most of my life, I believed that my parents met at an officer’s club in Long Beach, my mom wearing a size 2 black dress and pearls (very Audrey Hepburn) and my dad his naval uniform, an … Continue reading

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Loving a Fur Child

Last May, I hosted a party at my house for my youngster. All of his friends came accompanied by their parents. Balloons and streamers littered my living room; everyone wore silly party hats held in place by bits of elastic … Continue reading

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