When We Are Small

When We Are Small

Despite the crying during our last visit, we took our grandson, Will, back to the Heard Museum to see the robotic dinosaur display. When you are shorter than three feet tall anything larger than a cat is intimidating, especially if it has sharp teeth and looks like it...
Join Hands, Give Thanks

Join Hands, Give Thanks

I lived through two decades before I discovered that there were people in the world who made dressing with stale bread cubes instead of fresh cornbread. My oldest sister’s second husband, the nice one, was from somewhere up North. New York, I think. He had dark,...
The Wheels on the Bike Go ‘Round and ‘Round

The Wheels on the Bike Go ‘Round and ‘Round

I flipped through the glossy pages of a fashion magazine and there, alongside an article on how to dress for a summer party, I spotted a glossy ad featuring a slim model posed gracefully alongside her Schwinn. I thought about the pants in my closet that no longer fit,...
The Queens of Summer Camp

The Queens of Summer Camp

Folks in my hometown landed in one of two groups — those who went to church and those who didn’t. Churchgoers were mostly either Southern Baptist or Methodist. The Catholics on the east side of town kept to themselves except for their annual Christmas tamale sale. I...

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