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A good mother will let her children lick the beaters after making chocolate icing. A great mother will turn off the electric mixer first. I was a GREAT mother.

The Firstborn Always Gets To Be Guinea Pig!

THE FIRSTBORN ALWAYS GETS TO BE THE GUINEA PIG! Since he recently¬†turned 40, I’ve been reminiscing about his birth and childhood and perusing old photo albums. There we were, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jesse was just tall enough to reach … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

RITE OF PASSAGE My mother and I made a ritual of shopping when I was a child. We’d take the city bus in Indianapolis and spend hours in stores, large and small, on the Circle¬†in downtown Indianapolis. We were intelligent … Continue reading

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