Tag Archives: Toledo

Rocky take-off. Rocky landing.

Today is the anniversary of my mother and father’s wedding in 1949. I’m not sure why I thought of it just now. I haven’t thought about it for a long time. My father died 45 years ago. My mother has … Continue reading

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Dear Marian

Weird. I was brushing my teeth this morning and the presence of Marian was incredibly palpable. I’m not one to usually get these kinds of “visitations.” Usually it’s my mother or even my sister who have them. But this morning, … Continue reading

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the Quidnunc

Years ago, 50 years ago to be exact, our next door neighbor handed my mother a copy of a novel he had written. the Quidnunc, as he titled it, weighs in at over 1184 pages, precisely three and a half pounds … Continue reading

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My grandmother’s chair

My sister has had this chair for about a dozen years. It started its life on Franklin Avenue in Toledo Ohio, where my mother grew up. My grandmother had it in her dining room, against the wall on the left … Continue reading

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