Me and a Florida Pelican, 1993
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Flying to Florida alone when I was eleven

It was finally my turn to get to do a trip alone with my grandparents. Both my sisters had had their chance, which involved flying to Scotland on separate occasions to see my cousins who lived there. When it would have been my turn, they moved back. So I never got the chance to go… Continue reading Flying to Florida alone when I was eleven

Grandma's Stitchery Picture
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How a stitchery picture inspired my bedtime stories

It hung on the wall next to my bed when I was a little girl. It was right at my eye level even if I was laying down with my head on my pillow. This way I could see everything right up close. I loved to run my fingers over all the raised areas my… Continue reading How a stitchery picture inspired my bedtime stories

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Sunday Brunch with Rose

I remember getting a shiny round button that said "Jesus loves me" at Sunday School as a little girl. Raised catholic, my family would go to church on Sundays regularly so I got used to the routine of it all. I remember sitting on the church kneeler in front of my parents looking under the… Continue reading Sunday Brunch with Rose

My 1988 Pink Mickey Mouse t-shirt
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The Christmas I unwrapped Mickey Mouse

My favorite Christmas was in 1988 when I was six. In my family we always opened gifts the night before Christmas on Christmas Eve. Usually we were in Brookfield, Wisconsin just outside of Milwaukee at my Dad's parent's house. This year however, my grandparents came down by us in Madison, Wisconsin. My Grandma Mary Jean… Continue reading The Christmas I unwrapped Mickey Mouse