Category Archives: Thoughts

Great Grandmother’s Blanket?

I found my great-grandmother’s baby photo in the bottom of a trunk.   Her name was Laura Bedell by marriage.  I really would never have known it was her save the hand written note attached to it.  I recognized my grandfather’s … Continue reading

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When I received the envelope in the mail I reverently placed it on the table and didn’t open it for days.  I was both afraid of what I might read, as well as afraid of where the information might lead … Continue reading

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My Father’s Child

My mother said that I cried uncontrollably the day she told me I was adopted.  “You mean that someone didn’t want me?” I asked through sobs. “No, it means that we wanted you,” she answered.  I was three.    I … Continue reading

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Real World Vampirism

Youth: supple and strong.  Most of us would agree these are characteristics between childhood and maturity. But what happens when youth withers and dies? For some in pre-industrial society, the answer was vampirism. Abraham Stoker, the famous Irish author of … Continue reading

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Fashioned to adorn flawless skin. Tucked into a corner of my gran’s jewelry box. Oh, if objects could speak, or ghosts return. The secrets that are held in these dainty  porcelain flowers might be known: a gift of love or … Continue reading

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