Legal Tender

When I was a little girl, I got free breakfast at school.  For as long as I can remember, I packed my own lunch — anything from peanut butter and jelly with lays chips sandwiched in between, a cold hotdog sandwich on sliced bread with mayo and ketchup or a bologna sandwich on sliced bread […]

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JL Rave vs. #14 Lacrosse Bag

Cleaning out my son’s Lacrosse bag reminds me of a 1974 poem from Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends.    It started several days ago when we were transferring him from one house (his father’s) to another (my house).  It’s a maneuver that I have done every week now for approximately 176 weeks that never […]

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Breaking Tradition

Two plus decades and several children ago, in my mid-20s with the energy of a jack rabbit who took lessons from Martha Stewart, we planned Thanksgiving Holiday in our new home with the whole Fam Damily. I was several years into my Bon Appetite monthly magazine subscription and sat down to plan Thanksgiving Dinner ahead of […]

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