When I was a little girl, I was told "just be yourself," as if this were a magic wand fix for all of life's troubles. You don't have any friends? Just be yourself! You're a weird, awkward kid? Just be yourself! You dress funny and the kids push you to the ground at recess? Just… Continue reading Don’t be yourself. No really, don’t.
Category: Family Photos
Happy Birthday to my Favorite Eviction.
Nine years ago today, I became a mom. Except it didn’t happen on a Saturday. It happened on a Monday. A Monday! Which seems sort of wrong, on multiple levels, but I suppose somebody HAS to be born on a Monday, so there you go. Plus, I had a REALLY rough pregnancy, so it was… Continue reading Happy Birthday to my Favorite Eviction.
Mary Louise (Calley) Martin, 1923-2012
My grandmother passed away earlier this week. She was 89 years young. These are the words I said at her funeral: I have a lot of memories of my grandmother, Mary Martin, but one of my favorite memories happened rather recently. I’d been researching our family’s genealogy. I wanted to know where we came… Continue reading Mary Louise (Calley) Martin, 1923-2012