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My Grown-Up Grief List

One of my favorite Christmas songs is on the CD Home for Christmas by Amy Grant.  The song is, “Grown-Up Christmas List.”  The words of the chorus sum up so many of my own personal sentiments that I often sing … Continue reading

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The Grief That Stole Christmas

BA HUM BUG! That is what I say under my breath when people invite me to another holiday party.  That is what I feel baking my traditional cookies and putting up those old, familiar decorations.  I cry out when I … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home.

Two steps up to a small concrete porch with a wrought-iron railing, you enter an arched door leading into the front hallway.  The living room and dining room is the entire length of our cream-city brick house on 91st Street.  … Continue reading

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Remembering Through Rituals and Traditions

Golden apple pie with sauce oozing through the lattice-topped crust; the cinnamon sugar  topping of pistachio nut bread crunching between my teeth; say the words Grandma Helen’s, and I become Pavlov’s dog as I recall her ritual of showing her … Continue reading

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