Tag Archives: Family Stories That Are Completely True

Post the Hundred-and-Thirty-Seventh: Blogiversary Extravaganza!

Welcome, Gentle Reader, to my Blogiversary Extravaganza! We have some very special surprises today. First of all, look under your chair – did you find the keys to a BRAND NEW CAR? I hope not, because I didn’t break into … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Thirty-Fifth: My Favorite Things

Forget the raindrops on roses, Gentle Reader – what’s festive about that? A big bucket of nothing, that’s what. No, I’m going to share a list of my favorite things about the holidays – and then, because I’m nothing if … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Twenty-Seventh: My First Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving dinner I hosted, Gentle Reader, not the first one of my life.  It was hosted in the very first house I rented, of course. We had two separate ones – one for my family on Thanksgiving itself, … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Twentieth: Lavender Marriage

My mother’s parents were not passionate people. Kind, hardworking, good people, but not passionate about each other. Theirs was a marriage of convenience that lasted more than fifty years, and did develop into love – well before I was born … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Sixteenth: A Response

First and foremost, I have to thank WordPress for featuring me on Freshly Pressed. I have had more traffic this week than I’ve ever seen, and it’s been magnificent. I sit here, constantly clicking refresh and watching the numbers soar … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Eleventh: In Which My Grandfather Proposes To My Mother

Gentle Reader, hang on for a minute, because I’m about to piss off my grandfather’s ghost. I probably shouldn’t be telling you this story, because those who are involved either swore me to secrecy or are my mother. To set … Continue reading

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Post the Hundred-and-Seventh: Family Snapshots

Gentle Reader, I am having a rotten evening, and have been suffering a fair amount of writer’s block lately. I do hope that, in lieu of a real post, you’ll accept a smattering of family snapshots, showcasing my bizarre, improbable … Continue reading

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