Tag Archives: New York

Boat or Bikini?

August holds a special place for me, especially August 1st. Yes, it is summer, but for many of my childhood and teen years, it was when my family would leave for vacation in the Southampton Shores community on eastern Long … Continue reading

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Dashed Hopes and Miracles

The long-awaited nurse’s cap and graduation brochure from my mother’s 1937 registered nurses’ graduation had finally arrived. But wait!  The size was odd. Perhaps my sister had downsized and included an electric keyboard without telling me? What had my sister … Continue reading

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Breakfast on a Winter Morning

Sun streams through the windows on a snowy winter morning as I enjoy a breakfast from many countries. Glancing at food labels has become a habit.  Today I noticed a large label on my honeydew melon declaring it to be … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Loved Ones

Each April brings reminders of her. I was preparing for my second Fulbright teaching exchange in the former East Berlin. My mother died April 26, 1994, in Colorado so I flew out for the funeral and to help close her … Continue reading

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