Category Archives: Family Life


Memories Of Spaghetti Sauce

The mother of our dear friend died on Thanksgiving Day.
My husband came into the kitchen, looking down at his phone.
He had just gotten the news.
My heart hurt.

This dear friend was my husband’s best man at our wedding.
This dear friend went to grade school, high school, and college with my husband.
This dear friend shared the driving down to Georgia Tech each year.
In fact, my husband destroyed an eight-track tape on one of their long drives.

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Renegade Pasta

We were having spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.
I opened the box and proceeded to put the pasta in the boiling water.
I did what my mother used to do.
I broke a handful of the pasta in half before dropping it in the water.

I heard a piece of pasta fall to the floor.
It is not easy to find a dry piece of pasta on my floor since the color tends to blend.
Mostly, I have to find it by hearing.
I am pretty good at hearing where something falls.

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The Boy In The Front Of The Room

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The same description always seems to be used for my husband and I.
It is a description I have gotten used to hearing.
I am coming to realize that it is not something that every couple can claim.
It is part of who we are.

The words, high school sweethearts, were used during a dinner conversation.
The rarity of two people meeting in high school and then marrying was discussed.
The added detail of these two people going to different colleges in different states was mentioned.
The wonder of all that shared history amazed some at the table.

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It has been a long time since I took a break from writing each day.
However, I am taking a week off so that my daughters and I can spend some time together.
Mother/ daughter time is precious.
We are looking forward to seeing some new places and just being together.

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School Supplies

It’s that time of year again.
Fall clothes are seen on racks in the stores.
Summer clothes, remaining after the season, are now on clearance.
Aisles are set aside for back to school items.

Shelves are filled with folders, binders, and notebooks.
Bins are filled with pens, pencils, and crayons.
Neatly arranged displays have rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, and index cards.
Not too far away are backpacks and lunch boxes.

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