Well, I’ve finally accepted, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, that despite my protestations, the holidays are, in fact, coming once again. I used to really love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. For as long as I could remember, my maternal family would meet at my grandparents’ house in Harrisburg, PA. It was a messy tableau of a scene with aunts, uncles, sisters, cousins, and significant others as far as the eye could see. In the later years, there were… Read more »

From Brimfield Fair, 2013 (much more to write about this later)

Twelve years ago today, I was still a new bride. Well, not a new bride, but new-to-him. I was 3 months into my second marriage. My son was in kindergarten, we were still really new to town, and I’d just started working part-time at Dean College. I was thinking about that and a lot more this morning as I got dressed. There was so much that went on that day, but one my strongest memories was laying in bed that… Read more »