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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Big Mama's Gone Missing

Big Mama's gone missing. I read about it in this morning's paper and sat and thought about it for awhile as I finished my coffee and toast. Big Mama, a woman of the streets, a fixture in a certain area of the city. I didn't know her. I had never been in that part of town and would have almost... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Joy of Baseball and Cotton Candy

Carrie was in a hurry. Her nephew, Ray, was waiting in the driveway for their one special day of the year. She knew he was drumming his fingers on the steering wheel and listening to the music that a teenager loved, but he did love this day together nearly as much as she. Carrie crossed her living... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Flood

Sarah crawled along the foot-log which was her lifeline from the highway where the school bus had let her off and the driver, with little or no concern, drove away. The driver, who was a most disagreeable person in Sarah's opinion, had seen the flood waters rising under the bridge, leaving only a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Memory Lesson

The little girl with bib overalls and long brown braids is sitting on an ottoman at her grandfather's feet. She is holding an old and well-worn book, faded red and embossed in gold. The Big Quiz Book. The little girl is reading questions from the book, haltingly at times because she is very young... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Annie is a practical woman, no doubt about it. Everybody says so. You can ask her borderline frivolous husband and he will laugh. "Yes, she is practical alright. Drymel tools and plug-in appliances do her just fine for birthdays and anniversaries." Her two in-every-way impractical daughters would... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Old Hands

Old Hands I woke up this morning with old hands. I didn't notice them as I straightened the bed or made my coffee or buttered the toast. They didn't call attention to themselves as I put the leash on the dog to go for a walk or rinsed the dishes and put them in the dishwasher. They went all morning... Sign in to see full entry.

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