Tag Archives: Mama

S is for Snakes in the kitchen

The first chapter of my memoir – All hell broke loose and kept on coming when Mama found the snakes in the oven. The first time was bad enough. She was just pulling the bread pans out of the oven … Continue reading

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Snakes in the Kitchen

We were “river rats” – that’s what they called us. We lived in the bottoms, close to the railroad tracks and the Missouri River. Nearly every year the river flooded and turned our dirt streets into creeks full of fish, … Continue reading

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Memories of Mama

When I was five years old, Mama decided she had to get a job of her own. She had been trying to make a little money to help out in every way she could for years. She took in washings … Continue reading

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Zinnias

Every time I see beautiful zinnias in a flower garden, I think of my mother and how much she loved her flowers.  She didn’t have very many pretty things to enjoy. When I was child her life was an endless … Continue reading

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Stories

For me it’s all about the stories. Family stories and stories I make up in my head.  Sometimes, for my fiction, I blend the two, part family story, part imagination. That’s my favorite kind of writing. My Mom told me … Continue reading

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Last Chance

Marketers use the term last chance to motivate procrastinators to get moving. They warn us it’s our last chance to buy whatever it is they are selling. We are bombarded with the phrase in online ads, TV commercials, and by … Continue reading

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Mama

  Are you thinking about your mother this weekend? Mine has been gone since 1991, but I think of her of often, especially near Mothers Day or her birthday. A few years before she died I wrote a Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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M is for Missouri Memoir and Mama

I was born in a little Missouri River town.  Here’s a snippet from my memoir. All hell broke loose and kept on coming when Mama found the snakes in the oven. The first snake was bad enough. She was just … Continue reading

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