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The Little Water Lily

Once upon a Time…

Artwork: ‘Sweet Little Echo’
By Tiffany England @tifengland

There was once a loving mother who was taken too soon. Long before her time, she reasoned in a discussion with the moon. 1,182 more words


Maya Angelou (1)

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Maya Angelou had a deep understanding of blackness and gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they had never had before… 367 more words


Thankful for My Grandsons

My oldest grandson, L with me

In the past three years I have two new gifts I am thankful for. Three years ago L, my first grand-baby boy was born. 603 more words



To me, now, she was an old Russian babushka or, rather, Baba Yaga. Fierce gimlet eyes, teeth mostly missing, nose and chin almost forming the horns of a crescent moon. 225 more words

Flash Fiction


You might know that Nain (pronounced nine) is Welsh for Grandma, and Taid (pronounced tide) is Welsh for Grandpa. So our parents used those names to distinguish them from our (more) English grandparents, Nana and “ 810 more words


Layer Cakes and Legends: My Apocryphal Appalachian Roots

Today I baked up a blackberry jam cake — a triple layer one, coated in caramel, and dusted in roasted pecans. And for some nutty reason, it reminded me of my grandmother. 1,087 more words

Man arrested after allegedly stabbing his grandmother to death in Burlington

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Graham man stabbed his grandmother to death, according to Burlington police.

At about 2:32 p.m. Monday, police, fire crews and EMS responded to a reported death on the 1100 block of Kelso Lane. 106 more words