Tag: love

Where the Wild Things Are

Partly because Sam just sent me this awesome collage postcard from Hawaii: And partly because the Fenimore Art Museum recently announced that in April they are opening an exhibit called: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons. Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition And partly because… Continue Reading “Where the Wild Things Are”


A few weeks ago I babysat my grandson and got to change his diaper. When I first became the mother to a little boy, my mother had warned me to not leave a boy uncovered too long. Beware the fountain of youth. You know. Even… Continue Reading “Yuck”


“I wish your mother could see those windchimes,” my father said, looking at the green butterflies and brass bells. Their gentle tinkle was beyond his hearing like my mother was beyond … I don’t know. Beyond the day when he could repay for late… Continue Reading “Windchimes”


“Fred” made the mistake of saying the words “crew cut” within hearing of the man with the clippers. “Everybody has a bad haircut story,” I told him. “Now you have yours.” What made the whole thing ironic is that “Fred” had just been to a conference… Continue Reading “Vulnerable”


My father has told me a number of times, “You’re one of the richest people I know.” I respond with, “Yeah, and maybe someday I’ll have money.” Not this year, though. The money part, that is. When I filed our taxes our income had… Continue Reading “Rich”


About once a week I still try to go see I-can-do-it Mary. I wrote about her in “I Can Do It” and Leave Me Alone. My father likes visiting people at the nursing home so I drive him over. While he’s visiting Linda, the lady who cuts… Continue Reading “Mary”

“I Can Do It”

Darn it, Mary. You weren’t supposed to worm your way into my heart like you did. I’m not talking about my Mary. Of course my own daughter is firmly entrenched there. I’m talking about nursing home Mary. I-can-do-it Mary. I-love-you Mary. My father had pointed her… Continue Reading ““I Can Do It””


The following is the text of what I read at the reception for Sam and Donna, my newly-married son and his beautiful wife. Enjoy. Once we had a guy re-shingle our carport roof – a mostly flat roof, only slightly pitched downward from house… Continue Reading “Overlap”


Karl placed 2nd in Class C tennis doubles at sectionals. SECOND! A great finish for my soccer-playing boy and his soccer-playing partner. Last week, we had spent a sunshiny day on a Pennsylvania mountain for round one of sectionals. That was the day both… Continue Reading “Laughter”

A New Notepad

It became a theme. A legal pad with only a few pages written upon. When I found the first few of these on his kitchen table, I laughed and commented to his friend, “I can’t believe he only uses a few pages on each… Continue Reading “A New Notepad”