A six-letter word for love: Gmamma

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Working the crossword puzzle was a breakfast tradition for Gmamma and DooDaddy. In fact, it was a team sport. Gmamma did her crosswording in pen just to intimidate DooDaddy. She could pull arcane...

Food matters. A lot.

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” Me: “What did you have for lunch?” DooDaddy: “Fried chicken and vanilla ice cream. You know, simple food.” You’d think by the time you’re 86 or so years old, you wouldn’t really care what you...

Ashes to ashes

“earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust” My mother did not fear death. Nor did she fear suffering. She was the strongest woman I have ever known. Her faith was abiding and steadfast. So when she and God decided it was time for her soul to take...