Category Archives: nostalgia

My Two Degrees of Separation from Tarzan

While researching for a short memoir piece I’m working on, I discovered that this year Lex Barker, former Tarzan, would have turned 100 years old on May 8 of this year. Why is this interesting to me? Because my mother … Continue reading

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Motherhood

Several days ago, I decided to finally start going through boxes I’d retrieved from a storage barn in Tulsa months before. Those boxes had been in that barn for almost 15 years. So, in all honesty, I thought about throwing … Continue reading

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Olfactory Time Machine

Have you ever had the unexpected arrival of a scent trigger a memory? Take you back to another time? It’s 40 degrees and drizzly outside–not very conducive to grilling steaks. So, we decided to broil them inside instead. As the … Continue reading

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Trees Through the Years

How fun to browse through years and years of photos for this history of family Christmas trees. Each picture brought back heartwarming memories. They’re happy memories, but they made me a little sad, too, for the loved ones who are … Continue reading

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Christmas 1982 & 1984

I don’t have many regrets in my life, but one of the few I do have is that I haven’t been better organized with my photos and especially, my Christmas letters. I’m grateful that I do have most of the … Continue reading

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