Tag: childhood memories

Grimly determined to create Happy Holidays

ChicagoNow’s Evening Blogapalooz-Hour!Here is tonight’s challenge:“Write about something you believed as a child or in your youth that turned out not to be true.” “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Growing up, I was sure I was going to be The Best Christmas Mother Ever. I would be baking seventeen kinds of cookies to share... Read more »

She Was a Peach: Memories and Madness

I grew up in a Dairy Queen town; its place on the corner of East and Broad Streets as familiar to me as any life landmark, despite having left home nearly 30 years ago. The sounds of the Saturday night races as I brushed my teeth in the one bathroom six of us shared; the... Read more »