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Gram Loves You. Please Call.’

My grandmother Ruth was like a secret agent. Before cellphones or the internet, she would covertly track her grandchildren. At 23, I moved to Mexico to work for a resort. I was, at last, on my own. One night, while … Continue reading

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Do you remember…Large front porches

Perhaps you were lucky enough to grow up in a house with a big front porch and a smaller back one. One reason that builders and architects designed every house that way 100 years ago was that it helped to … Continue reading

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The Misplacement

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Not Expendable

“It only kills old people anyway,” the young doctor said to my 72-year-old grandmother. Miffed, she recounted this interaction to me over the phone. “I could have a good 20 years left!” My grandmother mails me homemade quilts. She cares … Continue reading

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Grandma Says

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