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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ad Astra Per Aspera

Yesterday was surreal. I hadn’t seen many of my family members since 1999. Others it had been seventeen years or more. The visitation was held in a Catholic church I occasionally went to as a child. My grandmother had been a member for some 70 years. There were easels set up with photos spanning her [...]

Time is a Crooked Bow

Tonight I made Lebanese green bean stew. Sort of my way of pouring out a 40 for my Grandma Betty, who died yesterday. I rarely use my land line and didn’t realize right away that I’d received voicemail from my estranged mother. I didn’t hear the messages about my grandmother’s failing health until after she’d [...]