Category Archives: Life

Summer in the Country – Two

Four houses down the block, on the same side of Elm Avenue as Janet lived Mark and Charles Wurster. Their attic was a starship. Their back yard was an archery range. Their porch was a music studio.  And their kitchen … Continue reading

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Summer in the Country – One

A few weeks after the last bell of school would ring, Louis would leave the grit of the city and travel four hours east into the hills of the country. The youngest of five boys, his mother and aunt decided … Continue reading

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That Mom

                Mom ruled that household with an iron fist. An iron fist that very rarely touched us and even when it did it was symbolic more than physical. At 5’ 5” 140 pounds she was not a physically imposing figure … Continue reading

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That Family

There are seven of us, only one of which is female and that would be Mom. “I only wanted boys,” Mom has said on many occasions. Having some girls myself I can appreciate her wisdom but I wonder if it … Continue reading

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That House

To me it felt like a mansion, but in fact that house was a pretty standard post-war colonial. There were seven of us living there with innumerable cats but there was always some place to escape. There were five bedrooms … Continue reading

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Real Men have Kids

I remember the births of all the kids, they all have their own unique stories, well two of them anyway. I have been graced with a boy and two girls and our family is complete. We thought briefly of stopping … Continue reading

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Memoirs of the East Side

Even now as a grown adult whenever I dream that house, the home I dream of is the house on Pembrook. I spent my entire formative years living in that house, Mom brought me home from the hospital to that … Continue reading

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Best Man Speech

Delivered on 7/4/09   I have known Christian for 25 years. He is the godfather to, and name sake of; my one and only son. He was the best man in my wedding 12 years ago. With the exception of … Continue reading

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