Posts tagged "Detroit"

Pilgrimage to the Motor City

Pilgrimage to the Motor City
I am moments from sliding behind the wheel and heading to what was once my home- the beleaguered Detroit area. My parents were both born and raised within the city.  It was much like the South Side.  People identified with a parish rather than a neighborhood.  They were Gesu. Trees were big, homes were Tudoresque... Read more »

Back to my Detroit Roots

This morning Steve will join me for a flip trip to Detroit. My Aunt Sharon O’Donnell died last week of complications from lymphoma. She was the wife of Mom’s youngest brother. She was also my Dad’s beloved companion after their respective spouses died. Aunt Sharon was a dame.  She graduated from Ohio State and decided... Read more »

Chocolate Love

Chocolate Love
My mom was a legendary baker.  She did not have a car for much of my younger years, and somehow, I think she liked it that way. At 8:00 AM Dad would load us up and cart us to school, and she would light a cigarette, put the tea kettle on and read the paper.... Read more »
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The Afterglow, PT. 1

The Afterglow, PT. 1
The house has returned to semi-organized. The wrapping paper is back in its Tupperware bin, and the card table wrapping station has collapsed. We are still aglow. I declare this holiday a success. Gifts were opened and appreciated.  I was forgiven for duplicitous selections and incorrect sizing. I had pre-suffered for not listening closely to... Read more »

It's coming on Christmas...

The snow that is falling here is going to complicate my last minute motif here in suburban Chicago. I chose to subvert my shopping gene to enhance my decorating and visiting gene. I have no regrets, but I think the kids will notice that the gifting is constricted. I don’t think they will care- they... Read more »

In Tiger Town

I am still in Detroit, though I suppose I am neither decorative nor functional.  I believe my Janter is an annoyance, but my intentions are good.  Five days after open heart surgery, my brother has taken up residence in the Homewood Suites in order to be close to his doctors and hospital should any complications... Read more »
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