Tag: Relatives

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From the parking garage at the Tampa airport, I could see palm trees silhouetted against a sky streaked with orange and pink. I thought about outings to the Gulf, sandy soil, green lawns, and my grandparents’ quiet, air-conditioned house. I was far away from the Montana winter that was beginning in earnest. We found our […]

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What, has she frightened away some of your lovers? Poor little Lizzy! But do not be cast down. Such squeamish youths as cannot bear to be connected with a little absurdity are not worth a regret. So speaks Mr. Bennet to his second daughter, Elizabeth, in Chapter XLI of Pride and Prejudice. In this instance, Mr. […]

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My maternal grandmother recently died at 93, leaving behind hard working progeny, a dozen grandchildren, and a handful of great-grandchildren. She was humble and funny, a one-time aspiring fashion designer who ended up marrying young instead. Six children came along, and then she began a nearly thirty-year stint at a typewriter factory once the youngest […]

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