Tag Archives: childhood

Tape Reveals Family secret

I found an old cassette tape labeled “Mom and Dad”. After some searching I found a “Boom Box” that had the capacity to play cassette tapes. The first side was Mom playing a little electronic organ. I can picture her … Continue reading

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Both Old and Homesick

I never knew old people would feel waves of homesickness. I thought that was an experience of children. But today I passionately miss both my Mom and my Dad. Maybe it is because today is their wedding anniversary. I nurtured … Continue reading

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I Thought She was Wrong

The memories that stick with me from childhood are interesting. As a child, I noticed that when my mother read a book she always read the last few pages before she started the book. I somehow took it upon myself … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Keep Singing

You say you want me to sing like when I was a child. It was fun to sing then. My voice was clear. I sang alone when I was three and everyone smiled. I harmonized at home as family and … Continue reading

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Stories these Hands Could Tell

I am not very often conscious of my hands. Most days they are awesome gifts of skill and dexterity that I simply take for granted. .But today I noticed my hands. It was intriguing to me that they looked like … Continue reading

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Let the Mystery Live

There is something unexplainable about a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. As a young child I would exhaust my mother with questions. She would gently say, “Honey, it is better not to ask those questions”. I didn’t appreciate her … Continue reading

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There is No One to Ask

My sister called to ask me if she had chicken pox when she was five years old. One of the realities of being in the top chronological layer of generations is that there is no one left on earth that … Continue reading

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