Monthly Archives: February 2011

Grampa Presley

Grampa Presley, my dad’s dad, was a big guy. I remember him wearing overalls, always smiling, teasing my mom, my brother, and me. When I try to write about Grampa, memories come flooding through my mind and I can’t write … Continue reading

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Another Birthday, Same Tradition

In a previous blog I explained about our family tradition of telling my girls the story of their birth on their birthday. The traditions continues: I was young and very pregnant. I remember looking at Rich and saying, “I’m not … Continue reading

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The Bookcase

Over 35 years ago I bought a simple little bookshelf for $5.00 from a fellow student. I needed a place for all the books I was acquiring and she needed some cash. It was stained light brown, made of real … Continue reading

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Things Change

Things change whether you like it or not. I would say most of the time, I’m a ‘not’. Except when it comes to my house. I like to change things around. Furniture. Decorations. Rooms. ┬áIt is a family trait. The … Continue reading

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Godless

For book club this month we read Godless by Pete Hautman. The book is written for young adults and won the National Book Award. The author describes the book as a “coming-of-age story, a comedy, a tragedy, a drama, an … Continue reading

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