Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Cousin Leo

Cousin Leo A few days ago(May 21st), my Cousin Leo would have celebrated his 75th Birthday. Like me, he was born in 1940, but I didn’t arrive till mid-December. I’m still a little sketchy about how, and when exactly, I was inserted into the [...]

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The Big Sleep… Oops!

The Big Sleep… Oops! Through the grate in the floor under the head of my bed, I could hear my mother replace the receiver back into the phones cradle, then softly say to my Dad, “she died.” My life was about to change... in a matter of weeks [...]

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Sliding to Market

Sliding to market Off to market we go. Danny and I were three or four years old when my Dad began taking us grocery shopping with him. He continued taking me with him each week long after Danny had joined his mother and stepfather a few years [...]

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