home grown stories

Member of the Club

January 18th is my mother's birthday.  She would have been 80 years old.  A day doesn't go by that I don't think of her and how much she shaped who I would become.   We all miss you, Mommy. While spending time with my mother in the hospital, I was able to continue the routine that… Continue reading Member of the Club

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home grown stories

The Definite May-Bes

I am in the rejection business. I always have been. But I was prepared.  Since I was never allowed by my father to utter the words “I can’t” , any disappointment was met with skepticism and disdain and the “reminder to get out there and try again.” It would become part of my character and molded my… Continue reading The Definite May-Bes

home grown stories

Sleep Tight, Ole Bessie

Well, here is it 2013 and I still don't own a flying car. Actually, I don't own any kind of car right now.  My trusty old 2001 Chevy Prizm (herein referred to as Ole Bessie) has run her marathon from the quiet shores of the Lake House into the shopping metropolis I refer to as… Continue reading Sleep Tight, Ole Bessie