Posts for childhood

Pippi Longstocking

General/Column February 24, 2020

I had to raise myself, she might saynot in a disparaging or contemptuous waybut with her inimitable braided delight.How fun…

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Remembering the Beginnings

In Mother Words Blog February 14, 2020

Last spring in a Chinese restaurant, I watched, transfixed, as a young couple passed their baby back and forth and…

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Halmies and Perns

General/Column December 30, 2019

“Halmies n’ perns,” she said. The constant patois can be difficult to understand unless you happen to be a linguistic…

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Mother and Child in a Hammock

General/Column October 21, 2019

We had a hammock in the backyard in the small old house where we used to live on Fern Street…

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