Monthly Archives: December 2013

An Only Child’s Christmas

An Only Child’s Christmas It wasn’t until I had more than one child myself that I understood why Santa had to wrap and tag the packages under the tree. As an only child, when I got up on Christmas morning … Continue reading

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Toys

Toys Encouraging news: in an article earlier this month, the Boston Globe reported that kids are asking for low-tech toys this Christmas. A particularly hot item is the Rainbow Loom on which kids weave plastic bands into bracelets, key chains, … Continue reading

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Part 2: My Grandmother

My Grandmother: Part 2 Diana McIntosh Saunders b. 1858 m. 1880 d. 1945 Though my first-hand memories of my grandmother are few, I have my Aunt Dot and my mother to thank for countless stories about her. One of the … Continue reading

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Stitches

Stitches As we near the first anniversary of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it seems appropriate to turn to Ann Lamott (She of “Help,Thanks,Wow”) and her newest book, “Stitches,” subtitled “A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair.” By now … Continue reading

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My Grandmother

My Grandmother By the time I was born, there was one living grandparent: my mother’s mother. She lived until I was seven, she 87, so I did know her as much as a child of seven can. I, with my … Continue reading

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Wartime Memories

Wartime Memories As December 7th, Day of Infamy, approaches, I’ve been considering my memories of that wartime and trying to sift and sort them.My first memory is not even my own, but my parents showing me a picture of myself … Continue reading

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Kit and Caboodle

Kit and Caboodle For several weeks after Simba’s death, I swore I would never get another cat because it hurt so much to lose her. Then a friend ‘s cat had kittens and supposedly two of the five kittens looked … Continue reading

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