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Dear Preston

(Reposted from December 9, 2013)

Dear Preston,

This past week you turned One, and boy, did we party like it was the first year of our lives. 186 more words



When I don’t expect them, there are moments…

When my 12-year-old niece is excited to see me and leaves her friends to come say hi, either not knowing or not caring that I’m not at all cool and won’t improve her social image. 210 more words

On Being A Woman

Being the "Favorite"

How does one capture what it feels like to be “the favorite”?

I have been, and am, “the favorite” but I am having trouble putting my thoughts and emotions down on cyber-paper.  280 more words


My Old Ladies Who Lunch

While my leisurely Sunday lunch in August for my Old Ladies may not have been as mouth-watering or dramatic as Luigi’s Mid-August Lunch for his coterie of old ladies, I think it worked out. 294 more words


Aunt kelly

Six years ago today, you lost your battle with cancer. I was too young and confused at the time to let you know how much you mean to me. 506 more words


1590 - Francesca

Age 11. Daughter of Bartolomeo and his wife Gismonda.

Francesca is without a father or mother for several days; staying with her mother’s sister, Laura, and her husband Fidele, a woodworker in… 49 more words


Friday: In Sitcoms, Humor (F:IS,H)

Aunty Jane would crimp the edges of a flimsy pie crust into smithereens, we would always say. She would hunch her body over and put all of her weight into sealing those apples in. 155 more words