Category Archives: Nostalgia

Bad Karaoke, Beautiful Souveniers

Does anyone have an antidote to bad karaoke?  If so, please let me know what it is, for it is currently disturbing my ability to write. I shouldn’t complain. I am fortunate enough to live on a lake; yet here … Continue reading

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Dad’s Legacy

With gratitude, I remember my father: Dad, thank you for daffodils.  They blossomed alongside us when we talked on our concrete steps, feeling the breeze as the sun sent pink and orange rays across green hills. Thank you for birch … Continue reading

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Wkly Brief – Idol Homecoming

American Idol’s Alex Preston (@RealAlexPreston), during his May 2014 hometown visit to New Hampshire, mentioned missing his family, friends, girlfriend, and “[Even] the air”.1  He is so right. Even the air in New Hampshire is idyllic. Several years ago, we took … Continue reading

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Restoring Memories

The photos lay in front of me, memories from years of Christmases and birthdays, like cards after a game of 52 Pick-up. I sit upon the floor, left leg extended and right folded in, and study each photo, searching for … Continue reading

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Weekly Brief – Grandma and Shirley Temple

The blue Shirley Temple pitcher used to rest next to the purple African Violets on the Singer sewing machine in my Grandmother’s bedroom. As Grandma watered her violets, I asked her about the girl on the pitcher and Grandma explained that Shirley Temple … Continue reading

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