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May 31st, 2015

A Great Void part 1

I have very fond memories of memorial day, or decoration day as we often called. We prayed the peonies and iris would bloom in time to make bouquets. My aunt and I would carefully pick the blossoms, put them in bunches, and place them in large buckets of water. Next we’d load them into the […]


May 5th, 2015

The Smell of Saturdays

“Mom, – can I go now?” She was finishing up washing cloths in the basement. Mom worked during the week packing business forms at Wallace Press so laundry was always done on Saturday morning. “Are you finished with your chores?” There are two questions I’ll always remember from childhood: Are you finished with your chores. […]