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Photo Friday: After all these years

More than twenty-eight years ago I left Harbor Beach to come to Chicagoland. A country mouse in the city. Just after the new year dawned. Before I left, I packed up my mini-van with text books from college and resource books from work.  Someone stole them while I was at midnight mass, Christmas Eve. “Whoever stole the box, will see those books are of no value to them,” I said to my friend Cindy. “I’m sure they’ll bring them back.” “Adela, think about it,” she replied. “They’re thieves.” I was so naïve. My co-workers sent me off with $100 inside a…

Throw-Back Thursday: Lace Curtains

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I am reading Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family. I met the author, Ronne Hartfield, at the Writing Chicago Conference this summer. Her writing is poetic. Turns out she is, indeed, a poet, and a one-time memoirist.  I wish I didn’t have to wait until next month to meet her for lunch.  Our upbringing has so many commonalities. I love how she describes her dining room table and everyone coming together for dinner. However , this morning I read about her mother’s lace curtains. We had lace…

Throw-Back Thursday: Me and About

Did you memorize poetry in school?  I had a teacher mad about poetry. One poem every week.  Some of those poems stuck in my memory as pleasant as tree climbing did. Please, come travel down memory lane with me over at Once A Little Girl.

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