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Stones on Graves: Keeping the Soul in Place

Once a year I try to accompany my mother to the cemetery to visit her parents’ graves. This year her cousin Robert joined us, to acknowledge the year’s passing since his mother, my Great-Aunt Sylvia died at nearly 101.  While … Continue reading

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Cordials, Anyone?

“Do you want my crystal cordial glasses?” My mother asked me this morning. “I have 16 of them.” No, I said. I have plenty of my own. Two sets in fact. Two sets hardly used. I have simple glass ones … Continue reading

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