Category Archives: Letting Go

The Girl Who Loved to Dance

My friend Tina called me several years ago to tell me our friend Laura had cancer. Laura was a single mother with two tiny little boys living near Boston, MA. She had just been through the worst kind of divorce, … Continue reading

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My Fudge Pie

I am the mother of three boys. None of these three boys are interested in baking.  My sister and her daughter are always baking together, producing legendary strawberry cakes and cupcakes with thick chocolate icing and sprinkles and multilayered Italian … Continue reading

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As Perfect as Angel Wings

My aunt died the first Thursday morning in December. She was damaged at birth, her head so swollen and bruised from the drunken misuse of forceps they wouldn’t let my grandmother see her for days. Pam Ferris spent her life … Continue reading

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Good bye, Mrs. Duff

My friend Libba’s family has been anchored to this city for generations. Even when she married and moved to New York City, she still came home for the holidays and a long summer vacation. This past year, Libba came home … Continue reading

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Return Home Safely

Many years ago, my husband and I were getting ready to go out of town. I do not remember where or why, only that we were flying. I remember this because one of my sons begged me not to go. … Continue reading

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