Category Archives: Texas

Family Heirlooms: The jewelry of the women

Today’s post is for Katie over at A Virginia Writer’s Diary. Even though there are many years that separate us, I find I often sense a commonality in things we like: writing, wine, Martin guitars, and now, our family costume … Continue reading

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The 37th Day…1,095 days later

It has been a bit over 3 years since Dad crossed over to the ancestors, and almost 2 years since Mother joined. I was looking back at previous January posts, seeing what was going on then, and the 37th Day … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Hardin-Simmons 1946 Junior Banquet

The scrap book was a window into my mother before she became a wife and mother. I wonder who was her date? Where was the banquet?

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Mother’s Scrapbook

The year my grandparents sold the house in town and bought a small travel trailer, I stopped by while Mama was cleaning out the house. In the pile of trash she had tossed into the yard I spied Mother’s scrap … Continue reading

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I have rectified the red rocks under the watchful eye of the red bird perched aloft in my red bud tree: The Pathway is finished.

Today was sunny, clear, and warm at 61. I headed to Home Depot for a bag of sand, another bag of paving sand, and 3 new plants. Rain is headed this way tomorrow, and temperatures in the 30s for the … Continue reading

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Poor Woman’s Garden Gazing Ball

While I was writing my dissertation proposal, Mother accompanied me to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a working road trip. I wrote in the mornings while she slept in, then we’d have lunch in town and shop a little before I … Continue reading

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Ode to a change in plans: My motto these days…well, ok, always

People who know me are accustomed to my decisions part-way through a project to shift directions. I label it “flexible.” The original plan for this corner, after I cleared it of weeds, broken tile, a few odd marbles (?) and … Continue reading

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Building the Table of Peace with Bread and Justice

Yesterday I shared my memories of the beginnings of my friendship with Jane in our common vision for a world of peace, justice, and equality. That friendship began to deepen in earnest when we attended the annual conference for NASW … Continue reading

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At the table of peace will be bread and justice

I may have mentioned before that I am something of a pack rat, having come by it honestly from my grandparents and father who survived the Great Depression. I have finally started going through the stacks and stacks of things … Continue reading

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Mama told me a lot…but she never told me there would be days like this!

Remember the song:  “Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this my mama said.”  (Thanks to suzieflamingo for the lyrics correction.) First off, I will just have to say I miss my mother…but since I seem … Continue reading

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