The Day My Sister Is Born

I awoke to my grandmother shaking me. She was standing by my bed with her coat on. It was not yet light out, but there she was. Wake up! We have to get dressed. You’re coming with me. What was happening? Such an odd morning already and the sun wasn’t even up yet. Your mother…
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Desperation

My Grandmother stood at the counter in the kitchen and sighed in desperation. The questions just kept coming. They wouldn’t stop. No matter how often she answered. No matter how much she pleaded. She went into the dining room to the hutch where she kept all kinds of paper stuff – sheets of paper, envelopes,…
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Please

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It’s a rainy day here in California. Not too cold, but wet and rainy none the less. On rainy days when we were kids, lunch often times consisted of a bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. When we were kids, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches were made from slices of Velveeta cheese and…
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Potatoes Tomatoes Corn

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At any time when Grandma K. couldn’t think of what to make for dinner, she would go downstairs to the basement and grab a jar of tomatoes and corn that she had canned the previous fall. She would then take the jar upstairs to the kitchen and make something out of it. She’d just heat…
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Sledriding

Waking up to a new snowfall. In the 1960s, on any good weather day at the crossroads where Keasey meets Star Grille, automobiles were a rare sight. On a day like this there was just no reason to go out driving except to go to the store and no one who lived around here did…
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Sundays Are For Resting

Sundays are actually for going to church and then resting, according to Grandma K. Up early, get church out of the way and then have the rest of the day to sit around and eat, chat, and play cards while the kids ran around the house or played under the dining room table. Everyone converged…
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

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It may be questionable that Tuna Noodle Casserole qualifies as a choice for Fish Friday, but it does have fish in it, and there isn’t any meat in so it should, right? Yes, I think so too. I don’t recall ever having Tuna Noodle Casserole so much when I was a kid that I learned…
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