Tag Archives: nostalgia

Of Figs and Peppers

“Write what you know,” goes the usual advice. So… I’m writing this series of short humorous novels. I’ve mentioned before that the stories take place in Palestine, Texas, which happens to be my home town. I set some key events … Continue reading

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59 of My Closest Friends, Many of Whom I Barely Remember

Our high school graduating class hadn’t held a reunion in ages, so a few of us came up with the idea for a classwide birthday party. If you knew me as a teenager, you realize I’m the very least-likely person … Continue reading

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Mom’s Bowl

Looking for something to toss a salad in, I pulled the middle Corningware mixing bowl from a set in the cabinet. The set belonged to my mother. Later, I washed the bowl and turned it up in the dish rack. … Continue reading

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Family History, Part 1

With the previous generations of my family just about gone, I now seem to have custody of all their artifacts. You know, quilts and crocheted afghans, antique photos, some art deco costume jewelry, and enough dishes to serve an Academy … Continue reading

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