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Category Archives: Family
Last week, the New York Times reported on administration plans to cut popular domestic programs, including funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The move would save $500 million a year, about 0.016% of the federal budget. Said Heritage Foundation … Continue reading
My paternal great great grandfather Gustav, a farmer, was born in the Alsace-Lorraine, a region on the French/German border that had been fought over since the time of Louis XIV. As a young man, grandfather Gustav, his two brothers, and … Continue reading
This morning, I attended the funeral of a friend’s mother. She lived to be 92, had 14 great-grandchildren, was happily married for 49 years, and was lucid and even cracking jokes with those at her bedside until almost the end. … Continue reading
Last night at dusk I went out to turn off a backyard sprinkler and noticed a broken garden plaque that lay among fallen leaves and plums. It’s been there for quite some time, one of those objects I don’t know … Continue reading
Do you have a hometown? When someone asks where you’re from, are you able to tell them? Or do you mumble something like, “I’ve lived in a lot of places?” I do that. According to the census bureau, less than … Continue reading
I always laugh at certain Mel Brooks jokes, and “I, state your name,” is one of them. This factoid seems like a good intro to this post, which is based on today’s WordPress Daily Writing Prompt, “Say Your Name.” Here … Continue reading
She answers to Kit, but her real name is Kitsune, the Japanese word for fox. That’s because when we adopted her four years ago today, she looked so much like a fox. We’d been looking for a second dog for … Continue reading