Tag Archives: Family

Saturday Postcard

The letter carrier brought a treat to our home today.  A postcard from Hawaii.  They remembered the ritual.  I’m fuzzy and warm all over. I’ve been hugged. I have said time and again that hand writing little notes and mailing … Continue reading

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About The Half Cookie

I did say that one day, we will talk about these events, such as addressing envelopes while considering travel tags and beach bags, and we might have a good laugh. So, I thought I might memorialize some of these for … Continue reading

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The Daughter Chronicles: Consequences

It was like any ordinary late summer evening in 1997.  Most days, it was still warm and sunny, but the nights were getting cooler.  The sun had just about disappeared when we all sat in the kitchen for dinner. “Lara … Continue reading

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The Daughter Chronicles: The P Word

It was a brisk Fall evening in Toronto, when we all came home to my aunt’s house on Edenvalley Drive. We had been staying with her and my uncle while our home was being renovated a few blocks down the … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Always Agree

She leaned in through the kitchen door tentatively.  She had her scarf, coat, boots and hat all organized. She drew in a chunk of air through her nose and into her chest. Then she mustered as much lighthearted cheer and … Continue reading

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Letter To My Daughter in 2007

I was searching through my files among the sea of folders on my computer when I came across “Letter to Lara 022707.”  Without really thinking, I pointed my arrow at it and clicked. The screen opened to a letter I … Continue reading

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To My Nieces On Their Graduation

Dear Ronna and Mara: This period marks such a milestone to you and your family, with a high school graduation and a college graduation in the same year. For us parents, it is a time for quiet gratification that we … Continue reading

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When Is The Right Time To Be A Parent?

I chanced upon a post on the Stanford Alumni Daily Digest a few weeks ago by Vicky Keston.  She called attention to a recent Huff Post article by Stacie Krajchir, founder of The See and Sprout Project, an international creative … Continue reading

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Tears over Gravlax

Recently, while reading the engrossing memoir of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, the memory of my first visit in December 2001 at his Swedish restaurant Aquavit in New York City came rushing back.  My father, Tatay as we called him, passed away early … Continue reading

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The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

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