Posts tagged "family"

Child Free: Six Assumptions Not to Make about the Child Free

I would never presume to speak for all of the child free men and women out there so I will say, right here, this applies to H and me. But, if you are child free, know someone who is child free, love someone who is child free, you can probably relate to one or more... Read more »

Asheville, NC: The Greatest Show on Earth

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up.  We should have known within fifteen minutes of arriving, when my sister in law asked for directions, we were in for a show. A young, shaggy haired man appeared to be the person in charge of several tables of jewelry for sale on a street corner and, one would... Read more »

Real Housewives of New Jersey: A Cafface Experience

“It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong.” -Yvon Choinard This past weekend, one of my best friends from high school, Gigi, and I made our way to New Jersey from Baltimore and Chicago, respectively, to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby girl to our other dear friend, Mel.  With our gifts carefully wrapped in stork-adorned paper and each... Read more »
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#ThrowbackThursday - A Letter to my Grandfather during WWII

My grandmother and grandfather were married on April 27, 1941. My grandfather was drafted one month later.  They did not see each other again for 4 and a half years. During that time, both my grandfather’s mother and father died. Here is a copy of a letter to my grandfather (Joe) from his sister (Ann)... Read more »

Do you believe in signs?

And miracles, for that matter. The world is made up of two kinds of people – the believers and the non-believers. I am in the former and that’s how I ended up being the weirdo at Dunkin Donuts the other morning. The Long Explanation - My grandfather sends me pennies.  Yes, he died 12 years... Read more »